The Venus Flytrap is my favorite plant. It looks extremely cool, eats hideous flies, and has a great name. The state of North Carolina also admires the Venus Flytrap, and will throw any creep who poaches one into prison for up to 25 months.
The Venus Flytrap is a rare carnivorous plant native to swamps near Wilmington, and its numbers have dwindled in part because of people stealing them from protected lands. Now, poaching them is a felony punishable by up to 25 months in prison.
Poaching A Venus Flytrap In North Carolina Could Now Get You Two Years In Prison
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