Here’s a nice article and soundbyte describing the task of keeping track of platypus numbers in the streams of Victoria.
The closest I’ve ever come to seeing a platypus in the wild was viewing the remains of his dinner – the scattered remains of a yabbie on some rocks in a creek, torn apart as we would tear a lobster to get to its meat.
Here’s a pic of a yabbie, for those of you who were wondering .
If you’ve read this far, you might enjoy this tune: the Perry the Platypus Theme:
” He’s a semi-aquatic egg-laying mammal of action…”