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Carnivorous plant eats mouse




I love my carnivorous plants. Anything, new different or odd in the world of plants catches my eye. This story is old but worth repeating.

Botanists at the Botanical Gardens in Lyon found a partially digested mouse in the pitcher of a carnivorous plant. Normally these plants stick to insects. This is the first proof they also can and will eat mammals.

I have one similar to this plant. I wonder if I feed it well, do you think it will start taking care of the squirrels over running the yard?

For more information:
Bats in Borneo roost in carnivorous pitcher plants
Harvard Gazette: Snaring secrets of the Venus flytrap
Plant eats mouse – french cheese safe

And on this site:
Mirco terrariums with carnivorous plants
Nepenthes ‘Miranda’
Carnivorous Plants
Slime used to trap insects