New York City subway riders were in for a not so pleasant guest riding along with them in the train. A giant praying mantis had hopped aboard the train and the passengers weren't impressed. A picture of the giant insect was shared by City Councilman Keith Powers and it is going viral. The praying mantis was traveling aboard the Uptown on the 6 train. Keith Powers was told by fellow passengers that his head was dangerously close to the long-legged insect. The insect was green in colour with brown torso and black eyes. Giant Hairy Spider Eats a Possum! Pic Captured by Aussie Couple in Tasmania Hotel Room Goes Viral.
City councilman Keith Powers shared a snap of the large mantis on his Twitter account and netizens had their own take on it. While some of them were scared of the prying insect, others wondered if the insect was rescued and taken to a safe spot. Keith Powers wrote, "Like most New Yorkers, I’m frightened by the gigantic praying mantis on the subway but also relieved that he didn’t yell ‘It’s showtime!" referring to the subway performers.
Check Pic of Giant Praying Mantis in NY Subway Train:
That sure looks huge. Netizens were also amused by the insect. Check some of the reactions of the people.
Is that a mutant?
Teenage Mutant Ninja Mantis!
— Ann Walker (@IzxyBot) August 13, 2019
That probably a she. And Damn its huge.
— ultramagnetic (@ultramagnetic) August 14, 2019
That is INSANE
— Hae-Lin Choi 🌹 최혜린 (@HaelinChoi) August 14, 2019
— Alessandra Biaggi (@Biaggi4NY) August 13, 2019
Commute and a Safari Experience
OH! Commute and Safari in one! :)
— Naama Yehuda (@NaamaYehuda) August 13, 2019
Show some respect, that's our new mayor.
— neets (@nycneets) August 13, 2019
Hope it is okay
Whaaaaaat?! Oh man. NYC really is a jungle. I hope the praying mantis is ok though. Wow.
— Maine Magic in NYC (@MagicMaineHerb) August 13, 2019
One of the Twitter users also joked if the mantis can say, "Its Showtime" to a councilman. Well, mantis bite only when they are provoked. But their bites are not venomous to humans.