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Caught in the act! Whilst filming on Mount Kinabalu in Borneo, I sat down opened a piece a chocolate and took a minute to admire the view. That’s when a large shrew jumped up, grabbed my chocolate and ran off. It wasn’t long before he was back for more, and  this was no ordinary shrew... It was the tree shrew that has a remarkable relationship with a giant carnivorous pitcher plant! We had discovered that here they were habituated, allowing us to to film this astonishing behaviour in detail for the first time. It was once believed that the pitchers sweet nectar attracted the shrews, and upon climbing onto the rim they would slip into the plants digestive juices. The truth is more bizarre - instead of being eaten the shrew uses the pitcher as a toilet and leaves a nitrogen rich deposit of poo as payment. Perfect fertiliser that the plants need to survive on these rain washed slopes. #BBCEarth #EarthOnLocation #Toilet #Shrew #Pitcher #Borneo #Plant #Poo #Mountain #Filming #Wildlife

Caught in the act! Whilst filming on Mount Kinabalu in Borneo, I sat down opened a piece a chocolate and took a minute to admire the view. That’s when a large shrew jumped up, grabbed my chocolate and ran off. It wasn’t long before he was back for more, and this was no ordinary shrew... It was the tree shrew that has a remarkable relationship with a giant carnivorous pitcher plant! We had discovered that here they were habituated, allowing us to to film this astonishing behaviour in detail for the first time. It was once believed that the pitchers sweet nectar attracted the shrews, and upon climbing onto the rim they would slip into the plants digestive juices. The truth is more bizarre - instead of being eaten the shrew uses the pitcher as a toilet and leaves a nitrogen rich deposit of poo as payment. Perfect fertiliser that the plants need to survive on these rain washed slopes. #BBCEarth #EarthOnLocation #Toilet #Shrew #Pitcher #Borneo #Plant #Poo #Mountain #Filming #Wildlife

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