Giant rat-eating plant discovered

O_O Check out this giant pitcher plant from the Phillipines.

You've heard of venus flytraps? Regular pitcher plants? Small fry compared to this behemoth. Nepenthes attenboroughii (named after Sir David Attenborough) is way bigger than those relatively tame plants, and dissolves its prey with "acid-like enzymes".

From the article: "The plant is among the largest of all pitchers and is believed to be the largest meat-eating shrub, dissolving rats with acid-like enzymes."


Call me cowardly, but I get the willies when we start discovering plants that can eat small rodents...who knows what else is out there in the as-yet-unexplored areas of the jungle...


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laxman7358 years ago
Holy crap, but I don't think its real
It's real. Read the comments. However, the picture Lithium used (which she got from the Telegraph) is either a fake, or just not relevant.
Uncle Kudzu8 years ago
scary, if it's real! good thing we're rapidly destroying all the wild places on the planet; who'd want to stumble into a patch of those things?!
Lithium Rain (author)  Uncle Kudzu8 years ago I the only one who finds this post highly ironic?
i was going for a kind of gallows sarcasm, LR.
Lithium Rain (author)  Uncle Kudzu8 years ago
(I know, trying to be the straight man ;) )
lolz, your'e not alone...
Your post, or his post with the green avatar?
Lithium Rain (author)  Rock Soldier8 years ago
His post.
D.L.H.8 years ago
That is just to weird
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