Lisa and I returned from a late dinner to find this little Mantis on the back gate. He was most likely using the light on the garage to secure an easy meal. Some female Mantis will eat the male after mating. Many civilizations believe that the Mantis has supernatural powers. In ancient Greece, they believed the Mantis had the ability to show lost travelers the way home. For me it is good to see an insect that preys on other insects. It appears the Red Dog Estate is in balance which in turn makes me happy.