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Your eight year old son, Danny, loves bugs. Here he is with his latest find:
He took the mantis inside and put it in a box in his room intending to keep it as a "pet." The mantis escaped.
Your spouse has a severe fear of all things creepy-crawly and the mantis quickly found your spouse. After your spouse recovered from the shock and fear s/he grabbed some bug spray and soaked the mantis killing it.
Danny found out what happened and started screaming at your spouse and throwing a tantrum. Danny was sent to his room to wait on you as you handle the discipline. You are now home and your spouse fills you in on the details and tells you Danny is waiting in his room for you to deal with him.
What do you do?
For the record: Unless you are a male mantis the creature is absolutely harmless.