This pair hung out at our front door this week - literally on the door facing, so we got a front row seat to their mating show.
|walking stick female (large) with male|
I had grown up thinking that the female will then eat the male, but I couldn't confirm that during my really quick research confirmation. Walking sticks are also considered decent pets - think I'll pass. I'm not squeamish about bugs, but I think some wild things should be left wild. Walking sticks aren't seen as often, so I tend to think that we are killing them during our attempts at mosquito and other bug/insect control. Whenever I do see one hanging out on an area that could be dangerous for them - I do relocate them (moved one from the horse cross-tie area just this week).