The Venus fly trap's 'jaws' move shut when an
insect lands in its 'mouth.' Lots of animals
do that, but the Venus fly trap may be the only
plant that does. It's like the Venus fly trap
has a muscle, but plants don't have muscles like
animals. I wonder what kinds of molecules in the
Venus fly trap make it shut on an insect.
Also, the Venus fly trap is a meat-eating
plant, because it eats insects, which are
animals. There are only a few meat-eating plants.
Do you suppose they have protein enzymes to
digest the meat that are like the enzymes that
digest the meat we eat? That's another
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