Monday, August 24, 2009

Well, it's one way of defining varmint...

Deep in the jungle primeval, Nepenthes attenboroughii awaits its furry prey. But N. attenboroughii isn't a stealthy cat or poisonous lizard. It's a plant, and it eats rats.

Scientists recently discovered this new species of pitcher plant on the verdant face of Mount Victoria in the Philippines. It is the largest carnivorous plant ever discovered, and has been named after the famous naturalist and TV personality Sir David Attenborough
And down in the comments,
I'd be afraid that the plant would eat the puppy running around my house. Its certainly big enough. it would be usefull though if we could selectively breed it to atract only small rodents, like chiuauas, and mice. we have a large infestation of bot where I live.


Fire said...

Well, isn't that interesting?

I can't stand rats.

BobG said...

Send a few to Congress; they'll get their fill in that place.

Firehand said...

Yeah, but we'd have to throw the bastards in.