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Our worst fears confirmed

As reported in The New York Post, British botanists recently discovered a species of pitcher plant that consumes entire rats—not insects, rats. The plant was found atop Mount Victoria in the Philippines and has been named Nepenthes attenboroughii after Sir David Attenborough. Hapless rodents, like the one below, that stumble into its open mouth are dissolved by plant enzymes in what we can only imagine is a slow and horrific death.

As if we didn’t have enough to worry about.