Watch as a carnivorous plant devours a fly

Native to the cape in South Africa, the Cape sundew (Drosera capensis) is a carnivorous plant that is adorned with brightly coloured tentacles. These tentacles secrete a sticky mucilage that is used to trap and hold insects. The mucilage contains acid and enzymes that help break down and digest the poor bug. The sundew tries to get as many digestive glands as possible attached to the insect, which is why it rolls down on top of its prey.

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