Mantis Cowboy by Mustafa Ozturk (8 images)

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A praying mantis rides another mantis three times its size up a dandelion as if it is a cowboy from the Wild West.

Amateur photographer Mustafa Ozturk said the piggybacking mantis resembled a rodeo rider as it climbed over the larger one.

The 48-year-old school teacher was on a field trip in Mersin, Turkey, when he stumbled across the carnivorous insects.
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