Thursday, October 8, 2009

Terminia Muscipula

A large, semi-mobile carnivorous plant native to South America. The Termina Muscipula begins life as a spore which attaches to an adult tree. Over the next few years the spore grows quickly, consumes and displaces the top portion of the tree and uses it's bottom root system for it's own nutrient gathering purposes. It then develops a complicated system of thorny vines which catch small rodents, birds, and other animals to supplement this process. These vines also give the plant a degree of locomotion. The Termina Muscipula has been observed fleeing the area of a forest fire.

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