I was hanging up laundry to dry when I spotted this praying mantis on the table next to me:

Praying Mantis Praying Mantis

I’m not sure where in the world it came from. These critters are not native to Minnesota and won’t survive the winter, but after taking a lot of pictures of it with my son and checking that it wouldn’t do damage (thanks @jojeda), I put it in the front garden where it could feast happily on whatever insects it found there.