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The World About Us


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Wildlife Classics Tender Trap
Four plants, very different in appearance. but all with a dark secret - they eat meat! Insects beware, for these plants may be green but they're not innocent. Their diet of insects makes up for the nitrogen other plants get from the soil.
The venus fly trap ensnares insect prey in a vegetable version of a rat trap. The sundew enfolds its meal in octopus fashion. Bladderworts feed on underwater beasts with a hair-triggered blunder trap. And finally pitcher-plants entice their flying meals to a slippery slide down which they glissade to become insect-rich soup.
The strange hidden world of these tender traps is revealed in terrifying yet entrancing detail. Narrated and directed by HUGH FALKUS
Produced by OXFORD SCIENTIFIC FILMS ifCeclax subtitles page 270


Directed By: Hugh Falkus
Produced By: Oxford Scientific

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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

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