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Platypus

Ornithorhynchus anatinus

Habitat:

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

Notes:

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


1 species ID suggestions

Platypus
Ornithorhynchus anatinus

54 Comments (1–25)

outsidegirl0
outsidegirl0 3 months ago

amazing picture

adwaitnaravane
adwaitnaravane 3 months ago

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

HazelMarley
HazelMarley 6 months ago

My friend loves these guys. Better show her this.

LeonardoMB
LeonardoMB a year 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 a year ago

Desculpe Leonardo. Você está correto.

LeonardoMB
LeonardoMB a year 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 a year ago

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

David22
David22 a year ago

thanks for that i've fixed that up

Argy Bee
Argy Bee a year ago

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

LeonardoMB
LeonardoMB a year 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
long-island8 a year ago

Weird

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau a year ago

Beautiful!

Carol Milne
Carol Milne a year ago

Awesome!

dolphins12
dolphins12 a year ago

cool aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway a year ago

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

Argy Bee
Argy Bee a year ago

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

adwaitnaravane
adwaitnaravane a year ago

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

Egyptflower
Egyptflower a year ago

Agent P!!!

maddie4
maddie4 a year ago

It's so cute

Azura Firdaus W
Azura Firdaus W 2 years ago

nice shot

discovery3
discovery3 2 years ago

Platypuses are really, really cool!

Gj Met
Gj Met 2 years ago

Great Photo!

Gj Met
Gj Met 2 years ago

Wow!

David22
David22 2 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 2 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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