Ami ou Ennemi
Who goes there? It's a mante religieuse, a predator of insects as well as small lizards and frogs. Friend Sylvia crept up on this young praying mantis to snap a photo in her garden in the south of France. The mantis is native to the Mediterranean basin and owes its name to the fact that its large forelegs fold into a seemingly praying position.
un religieux, une religieuse: (noun) a person who takes a vow to follow a religious order
religieux, religieuse: (adjective) of or relating to a religion
prier: to pray
chasser: to prey upon, as of a predator
une proie: a prey
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