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.