Zorak the Mantis
The first couple of photos were taken with a foggy lens, but I rather like the effect, as it makes the fence in the background look more ethereal and gives an ominous ambience. As I approached Zorak to take some close ups, he promptly tried to reach out and beat the crap out of me, actually grabbing the lens at one point! I appreciate this determination in a predatory insect. (Photo courtesy Hanna Barbera)
In this photo, Zorak tries to fend off the camera, stretching out with his scythe like forearms... or whatever technical term applies here.