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New plant discovered in the Philippines is a giant rat-eating plant! (44 pics)

Posted in Pictures   20 Aug 2009   / 23343 views

Scientists have discovered a flesh-eating plant so big that it can swallow and devour a whole rat! This new species is called Nepenthes attenboroughii, it has been named after British nature expert Sir David Attenborugh.
This plant, which is a member of the ‘pitcher’ family can grow more than 4-foot long. That’s actually one of the biggest carnivorous plants discovered yet.
Those plants produce big ‘pitchers’ which are filled with water and they also secrete nectar that attracts insects and rodents. Once those poor creatures fall in, they cannot escape and end up drowning, and then, the acids and enzymes do their job.
Generally, only the bones of the prey remain…

1 New plant discovered in the Philippines is a giant rat-eating plant! (44 pics)


Not all the carnivorous plants eat rodents; in fact, the majority is more insectivorous than carnivorous and eats mainly insects. Actually, there are few species that are big enough to eat unlucky rodents, frogs or even birds…
So, as we are talking about carnivorous plants, let’s see some other carnivorous plants.


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32 New plant discovered in the Philippines is a giant rat-eating plant! (44 pics)

33 New plant discovered in the Philippines is a giant rat-eating plant! (44 pics)

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36 New plant discovered in the Philippines is a giant rat-eating plant! (44 pics)

37 New plant discovered in the Philippines is a giant rat-eating plant! (44 pics)

38 New plant discovered in the Philippines is a giant rat-eating plant! (44 pics)

39 New plant discovered in the Philippines is a giant rat-eating plant! (44 pics)

40 New plant discovered in the Philippines is a giant rat-eating plant! (44 pics)

41 New plant discovered in the Philippines is a giant rat-eating plant! (44 pics)

42 New plant discovered in the Philippines is a giant rat-eating plant! (44 pics)

43 New plant discovered in the Philippines is a giant rat-eating plant! (44 pics)

44 New plant discovered in the Philippines is a giant rat-eating plant! (44 pics)

45 New plant discovered in the Philippines is a giant rat-eating plant! (44 pics)


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bakke 7 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
nature is just amazing
       
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Miguel Angel 7 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
lol this plant remind me Mario Bros n_tongue
       
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Bhas 7 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
sooner or later there is going to be all these random tubes in the streets, and before you can look over... "CHOMP!" your gone!! sarcastic
       
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fursecu 7 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
oh, that gave me the creeps
       
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nat 7 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
Poor mouse
       
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FWAT 7 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
someday there will be Human-eating plant!
       
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Leader 7 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
I have got couple of them :D About 20 Fly Traps 15 drosera and 10 Nepenthes ;]
       
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severe_009 7 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
the one with the rat thats disgusting!
Challenge breeds excellence...
       
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monishanand 7 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
41 41 41 clapping clapping clapping clapping clapping clapping clapping ok ok ok ok
       
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jon moore 7 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
all of those were nasty if you ask me JC_OMG_sign
       
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Aliyah 4 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
nasty! LOL
       














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