There is just something unexplainably awesome about carnivorous plants eating things. It's like nature's revenge mixed with some alien imagination, like if these plants were grown from a different planet. Watch these carnivorous plants grow and chomp at bugs in this wonderful time lapse.
Carnivorous plants, like the Venus flytrap, are apparently becoming less bug eating and more root-using because of the pollution humans cause. Nitrogen in the air is giving them enough nutrients that they don't need to eat as many bugs.
Pitcher plants are so large that they can digest entire rats without thinking twice—that is, if they had brains or a nervous system. And at California Carnivores outside of Sebastopol, California, they have an entire nursery full of them. Venus fly traps too, and a whole collection of plants that have a taste for…