I'd never felt sympathy for a fly until I just watched this latest, astounding clip from BBC Life in which a Venus Flytrap
murders its prey.
The time lapse growth footage was captured over a period of two to three weeks, which is the time it takes for the leaves to grow into fearsome jaws. But maybe what's even more remarkable than the images is the sound. As the fly whimpers in futile struggle, you wish your ears could cry.
I'm not even embedding the clip here because you need to go to YouTube and watch it in HD for the full experience, and also, the embedding has been disabled by BBC's request. (So you literally need to go to YouTube and watch it in HD as well.) [YouTube]