Have you ever watched a praying mantis? Whenever I see one stalking it's prey, grabbing it with those awkward short front legs I am reminded of T-Rex. It is a truly apt description for such a vicious and successful hunter and the mantid. These insects almost seem to possess a personality as they follow you with their eyes and head. I've even had them try to crawl onto my camera as I was taking their pictures, that will give you a start when you aren't expecting it, these guys or gals truly are gentle and I have never been bitten by one yet.