Venus Ice Traps are a special variety of Piranha Plant first found in New Super Mario Bros. U. They are similar to Venus Fire Traps, but spit Ice Balls instead of Fireballs. Unlike Frost Piranhas, another ice-based Piranha Plant sub-species, Venus Ice Traps bear a red coloration.
 New Super Mario Bros. U
A Venus Ice Trap
outside the pipe.
Venus Ice Traps make their first appearance in New Super Mario Bros. U. They look and act similar to Venus Fire Traps, but shoot Ice Balls, which can are capable of freezing playable characters as well as other enemies. They inhabit the world of Rock-Candy Mines, where three of them appear in the level Fuzzy Clifftop; two in a Warp Pipe, one on the ceiling.