Gross Video: Plant Eats Mouse Whole
The owner of this meat-eating pitcher plant gives us a close look at the creature after it ate a mouse. The plant, Nepenthes attenboroughii, was discovered a few years ago on Mount Victoria in the Philippines. It's the largest carnivorous plant ever discovered. The plant lures small animals with its store of nectar. In this case, when the mouse leaned in to drink the liquid, it slipped on the smooth, waxy sides of the plant and got stuck in the sap. Once it's trapped, the plant's acidic digestive enzymes break down the rodent. You can see there is almost no skin, hair or teeth traces left inside the plant.
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