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Oregon beast to give rides at Burning Man Festival

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SALEM, Ore. - Martin Montesano will be hard to miss at the Burning Man Festival.

He'll be inside The Walking Beast. It's an eight-legged, seven-ton mechanical monster that looks like it might have come out of a "Stars Wars" movie.  

He created the Beast at home in his welding shop. Montesano says  he'll give rides in the Beast. But for safety reasons he says guests won't be able to drive it.  

Burning Man gets under way in the Nevada desert next week. It's a free-form festival for tens of thousands, where the dress code is little or nothing.

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