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Monster Bugs on the loose at Mount Edgcumbe

Monster bugs film by Matt Pengelly

An historic home in south east Cornwall has become home some futuristic monster bugs.

It's something that the House of Hammer horror movies would have been proud of, larger than life scarey insects.

However if reading this is already turning you to jelly, let us put your mind at ease.

There's really nothing sinister about this bugs as they're made of copper and steel.

Spooky times at Mount Edgcumbe
They're not real...honest

The huge but very harmless creepy crawlies can now be found in the flower beds at Mount Edgcumbe House near Torpoint in south east Cornwall.

The bugs certainly have a rather special home. Mount Edgcumbe House was first built in the 1500s and was restored after World War Two, and the insects are based within 865 acres Country Park, if only they could fly and enjoy it...maybe not.

The creations have been designed by father and son team, Gary and Thomas Thrussell.

The team create their own collections of organic sculptures, working from studios in the heart of Bodmin Moor.

The whole swarm can be seen at Mount Edgcumbe until the end of July. After that, check your bath tub...

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