They Cut Down This Old Tree… But Moments Later, They Realized They Made A Terrible Mistake.

If you've ever enjoyed a hearty plate of pancakes, you've no doubt drowned them in syrup derived from the sap of maple trees. But some trees are a little more, well... creepy.

One tree species in Southern Africa has long be revered for the healing properties of its sap. It can cure a myriad of ills. But there is one little catch...

The Pterocarpus angolensis is native to Africa. At first glance, it looks like any other tree, but it's hiding something very weird.
The tree has another name - the bloodwood tree - and you can see where it gets it.
When the tree is cut, the sap is reflexively generated to clean and heal the "wound."
And it's blood-red.