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…Plants eat meat too?

Mouse In Plant

Nepenthes truncata

A carnivorous plant (Nepenthes truncata) at the Botanical Garden in Lyon, France, recently snacked on a mouse. The partially digested remains of the mammal were discovered after visitors to the gardens complained of the smell (I’m sure it was lovely). The pitcher plant is native to an island in the Philippines, and this is the first recorded capturing of a mammal by any carnivorous plant in captivity. Sadly, had the mouse lived, he surely would have been mocked by all of his friends for nearly being eaten by a plant.

[Via: Boing Boing]