Saturday, 2 July 2022

Platypus


 


While at the zoo, I spent a while watching the platypus swimming circles after breakfast. The pond is near the foyer and kids can watch thru perspex while safely gated in the compound. 










This particular creature is quite busy so it's a delightful bonus to the stay - adding to the accessibility to viewing the animals up close. 




The other egg laying mammal is the echidna (both montremes) and both unique to Australia.



"It is one of the few species of venomous mammals, as the male platypus has a spur on the hind foot that delivers a venom" which you can see in the above photo. The quote is from Wikipedia.

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24 comments:

  1. Oh wow. So very cool. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. Hello,:=) The Platypus is a unique creature that I have only seen pictures of in books. What I didn't know is that the male has a venomous spur, so many thanks for sharing this information..

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  3. That's a very nice animal you saw and the description was nice to read as well. Best regards from the Netherlands and wish you hereby a happy Sunday.

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  4. Hello, Lydia
    The Platypus is a neat looking critter. I did not know they had venom.
    Your photos are awesome. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Take care, have a happy weekend. PS, thank you for leaving me a comment.

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  5. Absolutely stunning photos of a Platypus Lydia.

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  6. What a fantastic sight to see and how interesting to learn more about it. x

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  7. It doesn't seem real, it's so unusual! I would love to see one too!

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  8. Thanks for introducing this active critter. Will search for more details.

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  9. That is wonderful to get such close views of the active animal.

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  10. wow!! those are some pawesome shots! Thanks for visiting us!!

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  11. I love going to the zoo. I'd watch this cute pie swim.

    Thank you for joining the Awww Mondays Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Awww Monday and week. ♥

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  12. I never knew that male platypus have venom! They are such pre-historic looking creatures

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  13. I saw one at the Sydney zoo but your photos are excellent. It is a strange looking creature.

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  14. I vaguely remember seeing them when I visited Brisbane years ago

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  15. I don't think I've ever seen one (outside of cartoons and photos). Fabulous to see one in person.

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  16. Wow! It would be amazing to get so close to a platypus! What a fascinating animal

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  17. Such a cute little platypus! thanks for linking up and for sharing with #MySundaySnapshot.

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  18. Platypusses (?) are proof that God has a sense of humor.
    Thanks for sharing at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2022/07/a-few-things-blooming-around-homeplace.html

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  19. I like how you did the photos. Are clear and spectacular.
    It's an interesting creature that I saw only at the Zoo, but not with such space and natural ambient.
    Thank you for sharing this experience.
    Happy WW and a fine week!

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  20. The platypus is really something very special, but you have plenty of the special animal species. 😉 Thanks for the photos. You don't get to see anything like that here in Germany.
    Herzliche Grüße – Elke

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  21. Fantastische Fotos! Das Tier schein sich sichtlich wohl zu fühlen.
    Hab ein schönes Wochenende!
    Liebe Grüße
    Ingrid

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  22. One of the most elusive of our native animals, so easy to catch sight of in this display. Great shots, Lydia! Thank you for taking part in the My Sunday Best meme.

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