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South American animal killer takes root at campsite

By Western Daily Press  |  Posted: May 02, 2014

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A towering South American flower that kills animals and turns their corpses into fertiliser has been found growing – on a British campsite. The 10ft puya chilensis uses enormous razor-sharp spikes to trap sheep and other small creatures before slowly starving them to death. Now businessman Ron Lyne, has nurtured one to bloom on the Lizard in Cornwall

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