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Big Bad Bugs

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A mantis can turn its head 180 degrees. When it spots potential food, it turns to look directly at it with both eyes for good binocular vision.  This allows it to estimate distances very accurately and thus know exactly when to strike at its prey.
We might think of them as tiny and insignificant -- but shrink to their size and we soon realize it's these creatures that truly rule the planet.

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