Stream the best of PBS. Anytime, anywhere. Download the free PBS Video App.

Providing Support for PBS.org

Plants Behaving Badly

The Venus Flytrap

Clip: Episode 1 | 2m 39s

Carnivorous plants have evolved ways of trapping insects. Snap traps work along the lines of an old-fashioned mousetrap. Scientists have finally worked out how the Venus flytrap can close its trap so quickly.

Aired: 05/02/17

Rating: TV-PG

Video has closed captioning.

The full episode is no longer available for online streaming. Why?

Please continue to enjoy extra(s) from this episode. The full episode is still available for purchase through the "Buy Now" links.

Problems Playing Video?