Venus Flytrap

By Dexter T. (9 years old)

Meal - Worm in venus fly trap

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The Venus Flytrap is a rare plant that grows on the coasts of North and South Carolina in the United States of America.  The plant can be 4 to 12 inches long.

A Venus Flytrap is very different from the common plants.  It is carnivorous.  That means it feeds on insects such as ants, grasshoppers, praying mantises, flies, bees and all kinds of crawlies and bugs.  When bugs crawl or fly into the trap, it shuts tightly and remains closed for one to two weeks.  Thus, a victim meets its doom when it lands inside a Venus Flytrap.

However, it is not dangerous for us humans to put our fingers in it because it will not bite us at all.  Perhaps it knows we could easily tear it apart with our hands.


About Katherine

Just a female who has time to do a bit of pondering and musing. Otherwise, I am on an interesting journey down the path to being a senior citizen.
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