Earthquakes knock the world out from underneath you. After a big one you realize that you’ve taken for granted the stability of your world with every step.
When you see a plant "eat" an animal, it's like a small earthquake. Watching a Venus flytrap snap up its prey momentarily upends assumptions and turns the food chain of animals eating plants upside down. Even a seasoned naturalist like Charles Darwin found this to be true. A keen and worldly observer of nature, Darwin was spellbound by carnivorous plants.