Rat eating plant

Pitcher plants are carnivorous plants whose prey-trapping mechanism features a deep cavity filled with liquid known as a pitfall trap. The inside of the tubular shaped leaf is lined with downward pointing hairs. These hairs block an insect from climbing up the tube and escaping. The fluid in the bottom of the tube contains digestive juices that will consume the prey.

Nepenthes attenboroughii

Recently a new species of giant carnivorous plant was discovered (Nepenthes attenboroughii). It is among the largest of all pitchers and is so big that it can catch rats as well as insects in its leafy trap. Read more here.

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One Response to “Rat eating plant”

  1. Hawkheart Says:

    I love pitcher plants, they’re fun to look at and learn about…that’s an interesting one right there!!!

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