According to Country Living, if you spot these on your Christmas tree, you need to get rid of them...  FAST!

Even though it may look like a pine cone or a walnut, it is actually a Preying Mantis egg cluster called an "oothecas".  Each cluster could contain hundreds of eggs.  The hard exterior helps protect the eggs during the cold winter months.

Bringing it into the warmth of your home could cause the eggs to hatch.  NOTHING ruins the holidays like having to round up hundreds of Preying Mantis running around your home.

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