Watch This Real Life ‘Day of the Triffids’ Time Lapse Of Carnivorous Plants

Did you ever see the movie The Day of the Triffids? Well, these carnivorous plants are real life triffids in miniature.

Venus flytraps (Dionaea muscipula), sundews (Drosera), and pitcher plants are different types of carnivorous plants that live in peat bogs.

Because peat bogs contain very few nutrients, these plants have evolved to eat insects in order to obtain the nutrients they require to grow and reproduce.

This time lapse video took 107 straight days of shooting with two cameras to create, and I’m sure you’ll agree the results are stunning.

It shows a world where, instead of dog-eat-dog, it’s plant-eat-dog.

This is like an alien world where carnivorous plants catch and eat insects, a world most people have never witnessed like this.

So, enjoy your journey into this fascinating world of carnivorous plants, and bon appétit.


This feeding sundew plant is a real life ‘triffid.’ (Screenshot/Vimeo)

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