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Carnivorous Plants in the Wilderness
by Makoto Honda
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 A tiny water creature appeared in my view finder, approaching swiftly toward the bladders.

 The creature almost touched one of the bladders, but not the door, just above the bladder entrance.

 The creature then moved to the other bladder, rather unpredictably, right in the direction of its entrance  - touching the door bristles.

Suddenly, the water creature disappeared from the scene, or so I thought.  The next thing I noticed is that the bladder which was empty a moment ago now had the water creature inside.

The trapped creature moved around inside the bladder, frantically looking for a way out. The door had shut watertight, and there was no exit for the trapped creature.... 

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