I have to applaud mark trail on its accuracy, but I didn't really get the joke, if one was present.
Here's a comic from my favorite strip, pearls before swine. It's not new, but it involves a venus flytrap and is pretty funny.
The profile pic that you see above is my actual photo. I am a hyper-intelligent snake that has learned to use the internet and I will eventually rule you all.
Just kidding..... Or am I?
That is pretty funny!
Usually Mark Trail doesn't go for gags. It is more of an adventure story.