Usually at least once a year we find a praying mantis or two lurking around the yard here at the stick built. Last year I found one hanging on a screen and shared photos.
Just this weekend I spied another, he was on my yugo pines this time, hanging out. See him, pale green. I could see that pale green from 25 feet! LOL
Here is a closer view:
And, as close as I could get, without spooking both the mantis and Moi! LOL
It was longer than the one from last year, this one was all of 4 inches, maybe even a little more. HUGE!