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    just read this an thought it belonged here :P

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-surrey-22967160

    at first i thought it to be a joke but i think its actually legit

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    Very cool! I've never heard of this plant before.
    Wish it was closer, I'd go see it for sure!
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    Color me extremely skeptical as to the animal snaring. There are any number of cacti and agaves that would be just as capable of snaring a large clumsy animal. But for food? Please. If an animal was barreling along full tilt and plowed into a patch of these then yes the animal might get so ensnared and injured as to be unable to free itself. But that would be no different than if the animal hit a similar patch of some of the more wickedly endowed agaves or cacti. For that matter, it is not unheard of for animals to get trapped in a briar patch or thicket. Hardly means the plant is trying to trap prey.
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    whether by design or not, it definitely benefits from the resulting nutrients in the root zone.

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    Almost all the plants absorbs nutrients on roots level. Dead insects are everywhere on every ground in every country. So nothing special here, exept the capacity of accumulating dead bodys near the plant.

    MylesG: big game tonight !! Go bruins and rask for the CS !

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    Haha Puya species don't "snare sheep" this is total BS. HAHAHAHA

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    Believe it or not, I saw this on Bing.

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    lol I want one for my back yard . Cool article...poor little sheeps.

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