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Ornithorhynchus anatinus


They live in a root system on the edge of a river close to my house.


They only come out at in early morning and late afernoon.

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Ornithorhynchus anatinus

55 Comments (1–25)

outsidegirl0 a year ago

amazing picture

adwaitnaravane a year ago

in cartoons this animal is shown as a sweet animal but in real its not a pet

HazelMarley a year ago

My friend loves these guys. Better show her this.

LeonardoMB 2 years ago

Don't worry "Argy Bee"... Like me and so much others, you just tried help and correct something that seems wrong ;)

Argy Bee
Argy Bee 2 years ago

Desculpe Leonardo. Você está correto.

LeonardoMB 2 years ago

"Argy Bee" no.. I said that do'nt are "marsupials", it are "monotremes". I agree (and I know) that Platypus are mammals... But not "marsupials".
And you're welcome "David22" ;)

Mona Pirih
Mona Pirih 2 years ago

I love Platypus !!! They are gorgeous !!! Fantastic..

David22 2 years ago

thanks for that i've fixed that up

Argy Bee
Argy Bee 2 years ago

Leonardo, monotremes are a sub-group of mammals so platypus are mammals.

LeonardoMB 2 years ago

"David22", you put the "Platypus" in the mission "Marsupials of the World", but the Platyus don't are Marsupials. It are "monotremes".

long-island8 2 years ago


Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 2 years ago


Carol Milne
Carol Milne 2 years ago


dolphins12 3 years ago

cool aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 3 years ago

You're so lucky David22 to see one in the wild ! thanks for sharing.

Argy Bee
Argy Bee 3 years ago

..adwaitnaravane... yes. It is hard to find.

adwaitnaravane 3 years ago

Is this photo is caught in eastern australia,because it is manly found there.

Egyptflower 3 years ago

Agent P!!!

maddie4 3 years ago

It's so cute

Azura Firdaus W
Azura Firdaus W 3 years ago

nice shot

discovery3 3 years ago

Platypuses are really, really cool!

Gj Met
Gj Met 3 years ago

Great Photo!

Gj Met
Gj Met 3 years ago


David22 3 years ago

quite right there was a Vietnam war veteren whom picked one up and got pricked. He spent 3 days in hospital under a lot of pain that he said was worse than being shot.

Argy Bee
Argy Bee 3 years ago

They are so loveable ... but I heard an interesting comment from a national parks ranger the other day... he said the spur on the males gives pain far worse than any other stinging-biting creature he knows of... and apparently it lasts for many, many days

Mackay, Queensland, Australia

Lat: -21.14, Long: 148.94

Spotted on Jun 4, 2011
Submitted on Jul 1, 2011

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