WEBVTT 00:00:09.299 --> 00:00:11.299 The Venus flytrap 00:00:19.770 --> 00:00:26.809 Like the Sun do it makes itself very attractive lose a nectar across the brim of each leaf 00:00:39.239 --> 00:00:44.989 About any visiting insector better watch out for these six. Tiny hairs 00:00:57.440 --> 00:00:59.680 This fly has to tread carefully 00:01:06.850 --> 00:01:09.070 If it strikes one hair 00:01:10.970 --> 00:01:16.359 It can carry on feeding but a timer has been set a 00:01:24.170 --> 00:01:28.390 Second strike in less than 20 seconds and the fly is doomed 00:01:36.650 --> 00:01:42.999 An electrical impulse is triggered and the leaf snap shot in just a fraction of a second 00:01:45.350 --> 00:01:48.160 The tips locked together like prison bars 00:01:57.050 --> 00:02:01.839 If the fire is very big or that it's war it may just manage to escape 00:02:03.619 --> 00:02:05.619 But most are trapped 00:02:07.700 --> 00:02:09.700 And die 00:02:30.540 --> 00:02:33.590 Ten days later the trap reopens 00:02:37.170 --> 00:02:40.250 All that remains is a husk 00:02:41.579 --> 00:02:47.299 The plant has finished its meal and resets itself for its next victim