Scientists discover carnivorous plants that feast on salamanders in Ontario

The northern pitcher plants, also known as turtle socks, devour juvenile spotted salamanders

Biologists have discovered evidence that carnivorous plants in Canada feast on young salamanders, in what is believed to be the first instance of vertebrate consumption by plants in North America.

In study published in the journal Ecology, a pair of biologists in the province of Ontario found that northern pitcher plants – also known as turtle socks – devour juvenile spotted salamanders.

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Source: The Guardian
Scientists discover carnivorous plants that feast on salamanders in Ontario