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The Madagascan Man-Eating Tree

venus flytrap man-eating tree dionaea muscipula madagasca

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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 01:58 PM

When the Venus flytrap Dionaea muscipula was first made known to botanists in the 1760s, they would not believe that it could actually catch and consume insects - until living specimens were observed in action.

Moreover, reports have also emerged from several remote regions of the world concerning horrifying carnivorous plants that can ensnare and devour creatures as large as birds, dogs, and monkeys - and sometimes even humans!

http://karlshuker.bl...-tree-more.html

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 02:19 PM

Gotta love how the gratuitous boobage in the first drawing.


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Posted 11 November 2012 - 02:25 PM

View PostRafterman, on 11 November 2012 - 02:19 PM, said:

Gotta love how the gratuitous boobage in the first drawing.

When you can't dazzle them with an actual specimen of a plant that ate a human - make sure to distract them with breasts.


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Posted 11 November 2012 - 02:30 PM

So I guess that one was a woman eating plant...


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Posted 11 November 2012 - 02:38 PM

Well, that's not going to make it into any cutesy animated film, is it.

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 03:02 PM

That's just what this world needs, man-eating trees.


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Posted 11 November 2012 - 06:30 PM

I can see her udders


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Posted 11 November 2012 - 07:14 PM

View PostOld Man Waffles, on 11 November 2012 - 06:30 PM, said:

I can see her udders


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Posted 11 November 2012 - 07:25 PM

Thats one weird looking man....i would be more inclind to investicate the man with boobs, for more interesting!!! before looking at the man eating tree.

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 09:02 PM

I recall reading this story before, I doubt theres any truth to it and I thought the biggest animal a plant could eat was at most a rat. Interesting though ever see the movie The Ruins :w00t:

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 09:13 PM

View PostMnemonix, on 11 November 2012 - 03:02 PM, said:

That's just what this world needs, man-eating trees.

Maybe we can gift those trees to al-Qaeda training camps. :passifier:


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Posted 11 November 2012 - 11:56 PM

I could think of several people I'd like to 'introduce' to that miracle of nature! :devil:


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Posted 12 November 2012 - 01:31 AM

I wonder what show they're going to bump on TV for...Mystery of the Man-eating Trees series...excuse my while I pull out some nose hairs...

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 02:12 AM

View PostStill Waters, on 11 November 2012 - 01:58 PM, said:

When the Venus flytrap Dionaea muscipula was first made known to botanists in the 1760s, they would not believe that it could actually catch and consume insects - until living specimens were observed in action.

Moreover, reports have also emerged from several remote regions of the world concerning horrifying carnivorous plants that can ensnare and devour creatures as large as birds, dogs, and monkeys - and sometimes even humans!

http://karlshuker.bl...-tree-more.html

Total hoax!

As a collector, I have about a thousand plants at my house, many from Madagascar. Not only does this species not exist, the genus doesn't exist either. If this plant actually existed, it would be a well known plant and places like the Huntington Botanical Gardens in southern California, and the Kew Gardens in London would have one in their collections.

http://www.museumofh...e_of_madagascar

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 02:51 AM

View PostEuphorbia, on 12 November 2012 - 02:12 AM, said:

Total hoax!

As a collector, I have about a thousand plants at my house, many from Madagascar. Not only does this species not exist, the genus doesn't exist either. If this plant actually existed, it would be a well known plant and places like the Huntington Botanical Gardens in southern California, and the Kew Gardens in London would have one in their collections.

http://www.museumofh...e_of_madagascar

Sounds awesome. All different or do you have a preference in your collection? Tell us about it. Any pics?
Just watch out for fast growing hungry one in the corner. :P

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