El Pulpo Mechanico

El Pulpo Mechanico meets spectators (via Sociocide)
El Pulpo Mechanico meets spectators (via Sociocide)

What’s more terrifying than a flame-throwing snake? How about a 15ft tall octopus that throws fire from its tentacles? And no, her name is not Ursula.


Meet El Pulpo Mechanico. This robotic octopus sculpture does indeed feature flame-throwers in each tentacle that shoot fire 30ft into the air, earning it a spot in Burning Man 2012. While Serpent Mother is fun and interactive, the giant octopus looks like it wants to set fire to everything in its path, including you. Hands off this one. He’s anti-social.

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