The Tasmanian Flytrap is the first discovered walking plant. Resembling a large version of its similarly named cousin, the Venus Flytrap, the Tasmanian Flytrap was originally believed just to be a larger form of flytrap. Indigenous to a dangerousjungle in Tasmania, Australia, the Tasmanian Flytrap was discovered to be a main culprit behind the seventy-three reports of missing explorers who had ventured into the Tasmanian jungle without return. While the plant had been discovered, and there were reports of the plants seeming to have moved, no one had ever verified the suspicion. This is because when a Tasmanian Flytrap is seen uprooted it will relentlessly chase after the observer with blistering speeds of up to forty-five miles per hour. Prey is consumed whole upon capture. Their ability to move was captured by cameras placed in an area of the jungle where the plants are found in abundance.
Like their diminutive counterpart Tasmanian Flytraps have four to seven bulblike traps with a pinkish-red inner pigmentation that resemble mouths. These bulbs can snap shut, engulfing prey for live digestion. While the Tasmanian Flytrap does have a root system, its roots are thick, strong and durable. The roots are used for nutrient absorption like normal roots, but the Tasmanian Flytrap has the ability to uproot itself at will and travel around like a biped on root-formed legs.
Tasmanian Flytraps spend most of their day stationary, absorbing sunlight for photosynthesis, but to grow large they must consume protein. A Tasmanian Flytrap will eat anything that comes along its path, but they are satisfied using their roots to absorb groundwater. If live prey is not available they are content wandering around at night in search of nutrient rich soil.