bio…I mean…bicycle creativity!

80 foot long rattlesnake bike "puppet" by Austin Bike Zoo!

80 foot long rattlesnake bike "puppet" by Austin Bike Zoo! (Photo from austinbikezoo.org)

Driving through Zilker Park in Austin, TX this week I came upon a reptile of epic proportions. What I thought at first to be a giant rattlesnake sculpture is actually one of the creations of Austin Bike Zoo, makers of unique human-powered puppets. This “biocreation” is 80 feet long and is powered by six people on modified trikes.

Austin Bike Zoo has also created quite the menagerie of other animal-puppet-vehicles including bats, mantises, butterflies and birds, which you can see on their homepage http://www.austinbikezoo.org. Enjoy!

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