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Feed Me Rare Plant Eats Bird Landov; AP Photo

Rare Plant Eats Bird

The nursery of Somerset gardener Nigel Hewitt-Cooper may be turning into a little shop of horrors. Cooper was “absolutely staggered” to find that one of his carnivorous pitcher plants had eaten a blue tit, a type of small bird. The plants, from South East Asia, generally lure insects into a pool of liquid where they digest them, but they’ve only been known to eat frogs, lizards, and mice. The only other documented case of one eating a bird was in Germany several years ago.

August 5, 2011 10:17 AM