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Is That A Bug Or A Stick- Tikal, Guatemala

I love animals, bugs not so much. While visiting the amazing Mayan city Tikal, I came across this really cool bug, a Stick Bug:

I have seen stick bugs on various TV shows but never before in person. We were walking on a dirt path through the jungle when I was about to take a step but I stopped mid air. This stick had caught my eye and I knew something was not right. This was not a stick, well it was- it was a stick bug. I gently tapped it with my foot and he did not move. He moved down a drop like a spring would but otherwise did not budge.

This has to be the perfect camouflage. We probably passed many of these bugs in the two days we visited Tikal but this was the only one that I had noticed.