To Oscar's excitement (he's insect mad) we found a praying mantis on a piece of wood that was just about to be put onto the fire.
We bought him a bug cage a few weeks back and he was keen to make a little praying mantis environment for him. He's been looking after it for 10 days now and it's even had an over night stay at kindy.
Daddy and Oscar catch live flies to feed it. It's fascinating watching and waiting for the mantis to strike it's prey and literally eat it alive. Amazing creatures. Praying mantis live up to 6 months, I don't think we will keep it in doors that long, just until the novelty has worn off.