Rat eating plants

A new plant has been discovered in the Phillippines and named after Sir David Attenborough. Believed to be the largest meat-eating shrub, it dissolves rats with acid-like enzymes.

We think there may be many further uses for this - but Ratty 46 - Watch Out!! :smiley:

This thread is pointless without pics…

And will you be doing a rideout to tr and find any?


  1. Sorry, just found the pic

  2. No



As for the rideout - I bet if you posted it people would be up for it


Thanks for the vote of confidence, but think it might be a bit far to ride to, and a bit difficult to get to see one:

From Wikipedia:"Mount Victoria (1726 m), or Victoria Peak, is a mountain in central Palawan, Philippines, that lies within the administrative Municipality of Narra. The mountain and its twin peaks form the largest contiguous land area and second highest portion of the Mount Beaufort Ultramafics geological region, a series of ultramafic outcrops of Eocene origin, that includes Palawan’s highest peak, Mount Mantalingahan (2085 m).[1]

Mount Victoria is not generally accessible to the public without special permission owing to the difficulty of ascent; there is no route to the summit, and as such, it is necessary to ascend the mountain by walking up river-beds prone to flash flooding. Attempts to reach the peak have resulted in a number of deaths.

A carnivorous pitcher plant, Nepenthes attenboroughii, is endemic to the summit region of Mount Victoria.[2]"

However, a suggestion for somewhere a bit nearer London where rats get eaten by plants will be taken semi-seriously for a ride out suggestion (see our post in the “Rideouts” section)

Could be in need of one of those plants… look what we’ve had over the last couple of weeks… (ratty #1 pictured…but there have been ratty #2 and ratty #3 all been trapped @ 4am in the morning… making one hell of a noise as they traps dont kill the buggers and we have had to do the honours )

ps - that’s a very small dust pan and brush… the rat was HUGE!!!

Now, you were mentioning those plants…