Insects on Parade

October 20, 2008

Last night there was a parade in Mazatlán of giant insects from Spain courtesy of the Instituto Sinaloense de Cultura.  Among them were an ant, a carnivorous plant, and the best of all (see above) a praying mantis.

They were sort of part puppet and part robot as they marched along “munching” the palm trees and scaring kids.

It was a blast, and pretty much impossible to describe.  I took a long video but we were actually too close for it to be much fun to watch…but here’s a short one of the praying mantis at the end of the parade.  It was awesome.

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I'm Nancy, a US expat living in San Antonio Tlayacapan, Jalisco after 11 years in Mazatlán, México.

    1. That really is the coolest thing ever. I can’t believe my village has been overlooked by Spain. Although it looks like one of those pup-bots may be bigger than our main street.

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