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Carnivorous Plants
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Carnivorous plants, also called insectivorous plants, are plants that eat small
animals such as reptiles, arthropods (spiders) and insects.  Carnivorous plants are
able to digest prey through substances they produce called proteolytic enzymes (or
Proteinase) that can break down protein molecules.

There are many kinds of carnivorous plants, and they are found worldwide -- except
Antarctica. Even though carnivorous plants can grow up to 30 feet in height, contrary
to how they’re portrayed in the movies, none are able to consume humans.  At the
most, larger species are known to eat small amphibians and rodents, such as frogs
and mice.
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