The male platypus has venom strong enough to kill a small dog, or cause excruciating pain among humans.
The Platypus is definitely one of God's weirdest creatures. Early settlers in Australia called them 'Water Moles' With it's ducks bill, webbed feet and Beaver-like tail the Platypus is a very weird shaped animal. It's bill is actually a long snout which is covered with soft leathery skin that is moist and has nerve endings that are quite sensitive and can be up to 2.5" long and 2" wide. They use their bills to help them detect prey The Platypus is an egg laying marsupial called a Monotreme.
Ornithorhynchus anatinus. The animal emblem. The platypus is a furry creature, about 30cm - 38cm long, it has webbed feet and a large duck-like bill which it uses to gather its food from the bottom of rivers.
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One of the original nine Beanie Babies - the first to be released.
All mammals from the Order Monotremata have but one hole to defecate, urinate and reproduce from.
A much more ancient branch of mammals â€“ the only living mammals that lay eggs. Monotremata literally means â€œone-holeâ€ since these species urinate, defecate and reproduce all through the sole hole evolution/God created â€¦