Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Platypus

The Platypus. A very strange creature. In my opinion, it looks like a rat with deformed feet that has gotten its mouth stuck in a duck bill. The platypus is a very unique creature.



"The bizarre appearance of this egg-laying, venomous, duck-billed, beaver-tailed, otter-footed mammal baffled European naturalists when they first encountered it...It is one of the few venomous mammals, the male platypus having a spur on the hind foot that delivers a venom capable of causing severe pain to humans. The unique features of the platypus make it an important subject in the study of evolutionary biology and a recognisable and iconic symbol of Australia"  Wikipedia

9 comments:

  1. Platypus is my favourite animal! :D There just as strange as I am.

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  2. they are cute! you should check in the newborn ones

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  3. Those guys scare the crap outta me, they are venomous ffs :( hahahah i dont even know how that's possible.

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  4. how do you get another platypus? getta nother beaver and a duck? or 2 platypuses? I dont get how u get a platypus unless you mate a duck and a beaver?

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