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Giant 'meat-eating' plant found

By T.K. Randall
August 13, 2009 · Comment icon 16 comments

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Botanists have discovered a new species of giant carnivorous plant in the Philippines. The plant is so large that it is able to catch not only insects but rats as well, luring them to their doom inside its leafy trap.
A new species of giant carnivorous plant has been discovered in the highlands of the central Philippines. The pitcher plant is among the largest of all pitchers and is so big that it can catch rats as well as insects in its leafy trap.

Source: BBC News | Comments (16)

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Comment icon #7 Posted by Bill Hill 15 years ago
Yes! I knew... they existed, I kept believing hoping... believing... and now they're real.. One down.... Next giant spiders... c'mon...
Comment icon #8 Posted by :PsYKoTiC:BeHAvIoR: 15 years ago
Nibs I loved that movie!
Comment icon #9 Posted by burt_ie 15 years ago
LOL Just goes to show there is still plenty left to be discoverd on this planet
Comment icon #10 Posted by the rebirth 15 years ago
my question is, did they do any tests on those funky blue shrooms? those were indeed cool lookin
Comment icon #11 Posted by Andromedae 15 years ago
there was already a few tropical pitcher plants that could capture rats before this one
Comment icon #12 Posted by villageidiot3o 15 years ago
Wow...reminds me of the plant from Resident Evil...
Comment icon #13 Posted by Samuronin 15 years ago
Comment icon #14 Posted by villageidiot3o 15 years ago
Victreebell Yup...I see the resemblance..lololol
Comment icon #15 Posted by Roxanne5150 15 years ago
I was wondering where'd my cat go. Very cool but scary too.
Comment icon #16 Posted by behaviour??? 15 years ago
Yes...victreebell but of no use it doesnt eat man and meat...its a veggie I think from its appearance...Gosh only the designer can decide it...I forgot....sometimes Appearances may often be deceptfull Thanks B???

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