Monday, August 17, 2009

Nature is terrifying

Um, it's not like I'm a big fan of rats or anything, but daaaaaaaaamn!
British scientists said they have discovered a plant in the Philippines that feeds by luring and consuming rats.

Botanists Stewart McPherson and Alastair Robinson said the plant, dubbed Nepenthes attenboroughii after legendary wildlife broadcaster Sir David Attenborough, consumes "whole rats" by luring them into its mouth and dissolving them with acid-like enzymes.
Well, at least it doesn't just eat "half rats." That would be wasteful, you know.

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