The Platypus is the only Australian mammal known to be venomous.
Endemic to Australia and one of only five egg-laying mammal species in the world, the platypus feeds almost entirely in water and generally at night. Using the touch and electro-receptors on its distinctive bill, it spends several hours foraging along streambeds, consuming approximately 13-28 percent of its body weight in freshwater invertebrates. Females feeding young can consume almost their own body weight of these mostly tiny animals in a single day.
Baby Platypus FTW.
andrew and i had a conversation about these when he came to see chicago (and me!)
Posssibly my favourite animal just because they are so wonderfully bizarre.
Ardtoe, Ardnamurchan, Argyll, Scotland
oh my god, this looks sooo fun!!!