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Anableps | Angler | Aphid & Ant | Bent Tree | Chuckwalla | Dinosaurs Inchworm | Mantis | Mushroom | Octopus | Puffer | Spider | Venus

Venus has specially designed leaves that serve as natural traps. These leaves are covered with colorful, sticky stuff that attracts future meals. When a critter gets on the leaf, it gets stuck and the leaf closes to trap the prey.

Special juices digest the trapped critter. Venus has a good meal, and the leaf opens to do more trapping. This is a curious feeding habit for something that looks so beautiful innocent and harmless.

A rock can be put into one of the trapping leaves. When it finds out the rock cannot be digested, the leaf opens again to wait for a real meal. How does this curious plant have the sense to know the difference? She has no brain to control her sophisticated trapping system.

How does she know when her meal is finished? Is this a critter plant?

She is just another miracle in God’s third day of creation.

 

   Copyright 2000, Charles Valentine