Friday, February 01, 2008

to catch a fly

One of my coworkers gave me this gift for my birthday. I had heard about the Venus Flytrap, and, to be honest, thought it would be a lot more exciting than it is. I was hoping the traps would snap shut the second a fly landed, and that I would be all grossed out, and startled, and delighted to see it in action. Sadly, it doesn’t work that way. It must be catching flies because it is still alive, but I’ve never seen it in action. The hope that someday I’ll see a plant eat an animal is what keeps me coming in to work each day.

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