Platypus, a monotreme and with a poison spur on the rear feet.

Platypus - monotreme - poisonous spur on each rear foot - elusive Australian animal

Platypus! One of only 2 mammals in the world that lay eggs. The other is the echidna, also an Australian native.

It's a bird, it's a beaver.... actually the duck-billed platypus is neither as scientists decode its DNA for the first time

Baby Duck Billed Platypus; look at his 'lil tail!

Baby Duck Billed Platypus

Baby Duck Billed Platypus, a baby Platypus is known as a puggle, as is an Echidna baby.

Spot Platypus in the wild,  shy, elusive, easily frightened and creatures of dawn and dusk, the Platypus is notorious for being nearly impossible to spot in the wild...

Eungella Platypus

an average male platypus (a little dark) swimming in this manner (in water this color) ~ professional photography ~ artistic and awkward ~ PLATYPUS TRIBE ~ all aspects to this tribe including the people are balanced to my taste and represent the Era

The platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus) is a semiaquatic mammal endemic to eastern Australia, including Tasmania. Together with the 4 species of echidna, it is 1 of the 5 extant species of monotremes, the only mammals that lay eggs instead of giving birth. The unusual appearance of this egg-laying, duck-billed, beaver-tailed, otter-footed mammal baffled naturalists. It is one of the few venomous mammals, the male platypus has a spur on the hind foot that delivers a painful venom.

The PLATYPUS is a semiaquatic mammal native to eastern Australia, including Tasmania. 1 of only 5 mammals that lay eggs instead of giving birth. The unusual appearance of this egg-laying, duck-billed, beaver-tailed, otter-footed mammal baffled many.

Echidna  The echidna is one of two egg-laying mammals in the world (the other is the famous duck-billed platypus). Though it looks a big hedgehog-like, this spiky creature is shy and non-confrontational.

20 of the World's Weirdest Endangered Animal Species

The echidna, or spiny ant-eater, is another monotreme, which has a long sticky tongue and a prickly coat like a hedgehog or porcupine – so don’t try and pick one up! Kangaroo Island is one of the best places to spot them in the wild.

Duckbill Platypus I love these animals - As an Aussie and a writer, I remember seeing them as a kid. I even have a grouchy one in my new PB , "Oscar is Different--but he wears glasses!!

Duckbill Platypus---the duck-billed platypus is a semiaquatic egg-laying mammal endemic to eastern Australia, including Tasmania.

Duck-billed platypus.

The duck-billed platypus is a monotreme. This is the third type of mammal and lays eggs in a burrow, but they do feed their young on milk so are definitely mammals. They are good swimmers.

A Duck-Billed Platypus: "Underwater."  N.B: Whilst submerged underwater, The Platypus closes its eyes and ears in order to hunt; it relies on its bill, (which has electro-receptors) to detect other animals, such as shrimp.

The duckbill platypus is said to be created from spare animal parts. Learn if people first thought the duckbill platypus was a hoax at HowStuffWorks.

The world's only venomous furred animal, the Duck-Billed Platypus...where?? In Australia!

Duck-billed Platypus - Why do they lay eggs? Why do we still call a duck-billed platypus a mammal even though it lays eggs?

Margot Finke's DOWN UNDER FUN Information about the weird and wonderful Aussie critters in Margot  Books

Oh the platypus, what a unique mammal! Laying eggs, young retrieve milk from areas of the skin where pores secrete milk (not teats). Also, males produced poison released by the spurs near their feet. Native of Australia

Wildlife- Platypus: The duck-billed, egg-laying mammal-  Platypus skeleton at Melbourne Museum-  Strange Animals-

Wildlife- Platypus: The duck-billed, egg-laying mammal- Platypus skeleton at Melbourne Museum- Strange Animals-

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