VISITORS to Oxford University’s Botanic Garden are being encouraged to put themselves in the places of insects snapped up by plants like the Venus Flytrap, left.

As part of an Oxford Brookes University postgraduate art course, students are displaying their work at city venues.

Retired doctor Nimmi Niadoo has placed labels on plants at the carnivorous house at the gardens off High Street in a project called Being Eaten Alive.

Postgraduate tutor Ray Lee, pictured, said: “Nimmi came up with the idea of getting people to try to imagine what it would be like to be eaten alive by a carnivorous plant.”

Botanic garden director Timothy Walker said: “Some of the carnivorous plants have a real wow factor and this artist is encouraging us to consider the interface between plants and animals.”