Yesterday I investigated the buzzing of a Cicada in a peach tree only to find it had been caught by a Praying Mantis. It's hard to see in this photo but the Mantis is hanging down and has the brown Cicada in its grip. The video below might show the battle better. Glad to have a growing population of Praying Mantis in the garden.
This possum killed four young chickens including a friendly frizzle I had taken a liking to. The fault lies not with this animal, who was doing what comes naturally to him, but with my security setup for my urban flock. The possum was dropped off miles from our home and security issues were addressed. Just because we don't have coyotes in town doesn't mean we don't have predators.