Well, that’s what I think it is. Click to biggify.
It was pretty cool to see the dragonfly go by and notice it seemed to be carrying something. Luckily it landed nearby and I was able to study it briefly.
I was nervous about photographing it as it is on the windowsill of a bathroom at my university. Not the sort of place I want someone looking out of and seeing a prof with a camera!
This time of year, I see many preying mantids. They are easy to catch and seem to be at the end of their lives. This dragonfly was still pretty spry, though.