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    10,000 Carnivorous Plants Stolen

    http://www.starnewsonline.com/articl...ivorous-plants

    Burglars target Fly Trap Farm, make off with carnivorous plants
    Published: Friday, September 27, 2013 at 11:53 a.m.
    Last Modified: Friday, September 27, 2013 at 11:53 a.m.

    Burglars made off with 10,000 carnivorous plants from a Supply business this week.

    Between 4:30 p.m. Wednesday and 7:49 a.m. Thursday when The Fly Trap Farm opened for business, the bandits gained entry into the building via a broken window and stole $65,000 worth of Venus' flytraps and the flytrap's bug-eating cousin the pitcher plant, said Brunswick County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Emily Flax.

    In addition to the plants, which were kept in a greenhouse, a metal cart and tools were missing.

    The burglary is under investigation.

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    Holy crap

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    So, the plants that they take from nature have been taken from them? Interesting. It is them that I'm thinking of... right?
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    Fly Trap Farms collects plants from the wild??!??

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    Well, from what I understand they do it by getting the land owner's permission and or their own property... But plants from the wild? yes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by adnedarn View Post
    So, the plants that they take from nature have been taken from them? Interesting. It is them that I'm thinking of... right?
    Quote Originally Posted by sarracenia_X View Post
    Fly Trap Farms collects plants from the wild??!??
    Yes and Yes.

    Allegedly they get permission from property owners to collect plants (legal) but collect all the plants available. I think the owner has said they wild collect plants.
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    hmmm. This is an interesting story. The nursery who collects plants from the wild and the guys who stole them (maybe to make a point?) Not that I think stealing plants is right at all but....It kind of reminds me of that discovery show Whale Wars.

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    Maybe the thieves will plant them back into the wild lol. Kind of hard to feel sorry for the guys when you can tissue culture VFTs and have 1000s in no time.

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