Oh, there’s a platypus!

Here’s a nice article and soundbyte describing the task of keeping track of platypus numbers in the streams of Victoria.

Oh, there's a platypus - Off Track - ABC Radio National Australian Broadcasting Corporation

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…”