TALLADEGA SCENIC HIGHWAY ON MT. CHEAHA ~ ALABAMA ~ photo taken by Dianna Stover
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Monday, November 8, 2010

PIC OF THE WEEK - GIANT PRAYING MANTIS!

Riding your motorcycle through beautiful scenery doesn't mean you stop can watching for debris and road hazards. I realize it's hard to stay focused sometimes, but it's just part of it. While leaf peeping on Mt. Cheaha, we came around the bend of a beautiful fall colored road and got this big surprise!

A GIANT PRAYING MANTIS
A Jurassic sized praying mantis getting ready to take us out as we passed by! Luckily, we were on our toes and we were able to avoid any incident.

Harley snapped this pic to make sure I wasn't eaten by the large stick monster and was still following...
... and I was!

I'm very glad we were able to continue our journey... it allowed us to enjoy more of this!

Happy Monday y'all! Don't work too hard!

Lady R

11 comments:

Webster World said...

Ahhh! You have all that southern sugar in yah now. They like those bitter ass wasp.

B.B. said...

Glad that gigantic Praying Matis didn't get you...phew, that was a close one!

George F said...

Ha ha, that is funny, I have seen a few of those but had never thought about it that way ;-)

Mr. Motorcycle said...

When I'm startin to get tired, and driving long distances, I start to see stumps, trees, etc. as things other than what they reay are.

Cool pic.

Lady Ridesalot said...

Webster... I guess I'm safe then. LOL!

B.B... Living dangerously! LOL!

George... I'm always seeing things in a more "colorful" way. Makes for a more exciting ride.

Mr. M... I don't have to be tired. LOL!

Willy D said...

Don’t stop! Keep riding! It’s the ‘attack of the stick people’! Good thing you didn’t touch it.

Lady Ridesalot said...

Willy... I didn't touch it, I was afraid it would "stick around" if I showed it any attention.

BTW... word veri... "wooders" Now that's just too much funny!

FLHX_Dave said...

I was like, "Wholly shit!" at first. I was all excited because that is what it looked like.

Yeah...you got me...for a split second...I feel like a dumbass. Wouldn't be the first time.

I was just excited to see something that would actually suprise me...nuts....

pablo grimes said...

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Lady Ridesalot said...

Dave... you crack me up! ;D

Pablo... thank you. I'll check it out.

Eve said...

hahahaha!! Looks more like a walking stick to me!!! We rode yesterday Lady R and the only thing that jumped out in front of us was that bright sun!!!
Ride on girl!!!