World's Biggest Carnivorous Plant Catches Whole Sheep!

  • Published: 02 November 2015
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  • Way Out West Blow-in blog

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    • AS AD
      AS AD  4 months back

      you should prune it and keep it outside the fence I mean

    • LowJack187
      LowJack187  7 months back

      Bush vs. goat?

    • Sage Nigh
      Sage Nigh  10 months back The Bramble Plant could Really be Carnívorous according To Botanist Carolina García Luna

    • Jorge Augusto
      Jorge Augusto  10 months back

      Interesting! Thanks

  • Black Light
    Black Light  2 hours back

    Get a brush hog or goats, dummy.

    • Kenny McCormick
      Kenny McCormick  13 hours back

      Let Mario deal with that shit

      • TotalMishap
        TotalMishap  2 days back

        Sheep are caught in thorns.. Nothing more, nothing less. These plants should eat the dumb uploader.

        • alessianne dufour
          alessianne dufour  4 days back

          That plant just wiped out that uno reverse card

          • xr28y ge3fl1
            xr28y ge3fl1  6 days back

            Fire eats brambles.

            • S Waseem
              S Waseem  1 weeks back

              Sheep: mmm... ginger root
              Vine: Yummm... lamb chops

              • Feliz Navidaddy
                Feliz Navidaddy  1 weeks back

                Can you eat those wild black berries or do you gotta do something to them first?

                • carla mannon
                  carla mannon  1 weeks back

                  where ever that is I don't want to live there...

                  • dere
                    dere  1 weeks back

                    An interesting idea with good logic to it but it doesn't stand up to scrutiny imo. In a sentence, domesticated sheep are the only animals with fluffy coats which are susceptible to this kind of entrapment. When these plants evolved wild sheep presumably had the sort of thin fine straight hair that they do today and would not have been caught by such thorns. As we know domesticated sheep have only been around for a few thousand years and in addition wild sheep are a Middle Eastern/Mediterranean animal while blackberries largely come from wetter zones so the two wouldn't have had high levels of coevolution anyway. If brambles evolved to trap small animals by their fluffly coat that animal does not exist today, so perhaps like the thorns on other plants they are to put off browsing animals.

                    • Barneys Dad
                      Barneys Dad  2 weeks back

                      Interesting hypothesis! Glad to see you know your farm and humanely check your sheep. When we lived in Kent, we would go for walks and regularly found sheep caught up. So much so, we started taking secateurs and gloves with us so we could get the daft (and often ungrateful) creature free! Nice vid and keep up the good work.

                      • Mystery Hellveta
                        Mystery Hellveta  2 weeks back

                        When plants are tired of our lazy asses to water them, so they decide to evolve

                        • Tom Fieselmann
                          Tom Fieselmann  2 weeks back

                          Such a pleasant voice and accent. ..

                          • Udon Nomi
                            Udon Nomi  2 weeks back

                            Took this city boy a minute of thought and then realized where you were headed

                            • The55nomad
                              The55nomad  2 weeks back


                              • Yrpat
                                Yrpat  2 weeks back

                                Then the sheep bite

                                • Ieva Georges
                                  Ieva Georges  2 weeks back

                                  Incredibly interesting

                                  • JakeTheRipper 73
                                    JakeTheRipper 73  3 weeks back

                                    How would they digest it? Interesting theory for sure.

                                  • Ange H
                                    Ange H  3 weeks back

                                    The veg is not a vegan.

                                    • Snow Blind
                                      Snow Blind  3 weeks back

                                      I cringe every time I see him grab it one without his gloves

                                      • Aisha Noor
                                        Aisha Noor  3 weeks back

                                        I stashed a gun and the rest my kit vest mask damascus blade in brambles one month later there was no retrieving the. Like the got ate!

                                        • Dixie Ten Broeck
                                          Dixie Ten Broeck  3 weeks back

                                          I grew up with BOTH SHEEP AND BRAMBLES (blackberries, both Himalayan and Oregon Evergreen), and we NEVER, NOT ONCE, EVER had a sheep "captured" by the briars. Of course, we did shear annually. Perhaps you should try that; good animal husbandry, don't you know.

                                          • T Bone
                                            T Bone  4 weeks back

                                            Wow, that sounds like a great theme for a horror movie. Little Field of Horrors.

                                            • YOLO TOKO
                                              YOLO TOKO  4 weeks back

                                              Yay for u for freeing them👌🏻

                                              • Winux Worx
                                                Winux Worx  4 weeks back

                                                Bull crap!

                                                • bhavya prajapati
                                                  bhavya prajapati  4 weeks back

                                                  U fool

                                                  • ivan pena
                                                    ivan pena  1 months back

                                                    I think for a plant to be carnivores it must have a luring mechanism...... This is like any other spiky plant or must you call them carnivores?

                                                    • Passing Stranger
                                                      Passing Stranger  1 months back

                                                      So Water sheep died because of this?

                                                      • John Lamb
                                                        John Lamb  1 months back

                                                        Actually sheep aren’t naturally Woolly That’s only because they have Been selectively bred you have thick curly fer since the late Neolithic period (4000 years ago)and
                                                        Brambles will only catch animals with thick curly fur

                                                        • Sampgaon dj
                                                          Sampgaon dj  1 months back

                                                          How to I join

                                                          • Danyal Denath
                                                            Danyal Denath  1 months back

                                                            I have a feeling this video is fake

                                                            • Tigermations
                                                              Tigermations  1 months back

                                                              So if some plants eat meat then that means vegan when they plants there is a chance they are also eating meat as well.

                                                              • xswifscoutx bravo
                                                                xswifscoutx bravo  2 months back

                                                                aww that's cute when the sheep try to eat the camera standing things ❤❤❤

                                                                • Colin Anderson
                                                                  Colin Anderson  3 weeks back

                                                                  It's called a tripod. If it has two legs, it's called a bipod. If it's just one leg, it's called a monopod or unipod.

                                                              • Sonata Yanni
                                                                Sonata Yanni  2 months back

                                                                the shepherd of those poor sheep MUST get fired

                                                                • Nehemiah Karoney
                                                                  Nehemiah Karoney  2 months back

                                                                  Be realistic,first define the term carnivorous,then explain wat is a carnivore.from the first clip the branches seem to come from above the fence, wonder how they reach the sheep down there, further more the branches seem to be twinned that is the work of eyes can tell you wat happened when I saw this.

                                                                  • Coldflower The Devil's defendant

                                                                    I want to hear what the vegans got to say about this shit

                                                                    • tuberesu
                                                                      tuberesu  2 months back

                                                                      So... what is wrong with taking the time to protect your animals by controlling brambles with fences or blades. ... an afternoon's work can save many animals.

                                                                      • qolspony
                                                                        qolspony  2 months back

                                                                        Then that makes all planets predatory, since they all benefit from an animal caucus.

                                                                        • SERVi Homestead
                                                                          SERVi Homestead  2 months back

                                                                          Ouch, poor lambs. We call them blackberry vines or bushes, and they don't grow quite as stout here in Louisiana as yours do. You should wear gloves. Great video and good "points" (hehe)!

                                                                          • Spetet
                                                                            Spetet  2 months back

                                                                            The brambles wouldn't catch smooth-furred animals like deer. The curly wool is a product of artificial selection, so the "carniverous" effect is likely coincidental, not evolutionary. Interesting theory, though.

                                                                            • Winter Melon
                                                                              Winter Melon  2 months back


                                                                              • I EXIST
                                                                                I EXIST  2 months back

                                                                                The problem with this theory is we've only been farming sheep relatively recently and bramble bushes have been around, unchanged for millions of years. It's much more likely capturing sheep is not the main function of it's design and more along the lines of a happy accident or a side hustle in street terms!!

                                                                                • waltonsimons12
                                                                                  waltonsimons12  3 weeks back

                                                                                  @What Not necessarily. This could be a recent adaptation, one that hasn't had a chance to become fully optimized yet.

                                                                                • What
                                                                                  What  2 months back

                                                                                  Yeap. I seemed skeptical of this. Carnivorous plant captures whole sheep? Yea, hyperbole. It's basically coincidence, for if it were by design, the plant would have more efficient methods, like the Venus fly trap does.

                                                                              • colin martin
                                                                                colin martin  2 months back

                                                                                you should be cutting the brambles back behind the fence. by leaving them to grow through the fence and become the barrier they are free to trap animals.. personally i hate the blasted things, they are very invasive, and cause injury...i just wish there was a product to selectively wipe them out from my perimeter fence so other plants could grow in their place .

                                                                                • Taylor Tots TV
                                                                                  Taylor Tots TV  2 months back

                                                                                  Obviously a fraud

                                                                                  • Mark Taronji
                                                                                    Mark Taronji  2 months back

                                                                                    No, that is not the definition of a carnivorous plant at all lol.

                                                                                    • Ruski Ryan
                                                                                      Ruski Ryan  2 months back

                                                                                      Torch the brambles, but pick the berries first!

                                                                                      • Steven Harper
                                                                                        Steven Harper  2 months back

                                                                                        Where in Ireland do you live

                                                                                        • Bart Kimber
                                                                                          Bart Kimber  2 months back

                                                                                          this is fascinating!!! you've put your hypothesis together well! what about rats, mice and etc...??