Friday, 5 August 2011

Carnivorous Plant Digests a Bird

The BBC reports that a carnivorous plant has killed a blue tit at a garden nursery in Somerset, UK. (5 August 2011)

"The pitcher plant is a genus of Nepenthes from South East Asia which attracts and traps insects in a pool of liquid which it then digests."

Other common victims are rats,  mice, frogs and lizards.

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