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I'm going to post a platypus in this thread every day until all of /an/ wants to snuggle a puggle.

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The mad lad is at it again
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What does their bill feel like
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>>3793813
a DUCK'S
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>>3793385
I had a dream where this one crazy super fast brown platypus was killing everything and it like slashed people's neck open with his claws and jumped around like crazy, truly the most powerful animal
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Ducks drool, platypuses rule.
But seriously, they're venomous, egg laying mammals that hunt only with their bill and sweat milk. How can you make an animal any more interesting than that?
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>>3793385
platypus :)
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Oops. I hope the mod doesn't sakura fish me.

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Still working on hairy physics, but my platypus is now fully rigged (almost), project 3dplat is over the 50% milestone.
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>>3794726
That's really good. Looks like it could be out of Planet Zoo.
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>>3794729

Thank you so much, he really is just a beaver model and duck parts pasted together. I'm still learning how to do hair physics, he either looks like a nu-wave rocker or a baby mammoth. My ultimate goal is to give platyanon a easy pose platypus that only requires downloading blender. To further the cause of platypus wanting.
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>>3794726
did you copy-paste from the duck and beaver models hahaha
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>>3794786

Yes. Yes I literally did what you said. You are looking at a morphed ducks bill with the texture of beaver's nose combined with a duck's bill. I spent an hour getting the texture right, I was amazed when people didn't notice.

When I get the hair + eye rigging down. I don't think anyone will notice at all.
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>>3794804
Even the hands/flippers? Because they look fantastic.

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2nd Daily Reminder:
You want a Platypus. (And lizards are pretty cute too)
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>>3795564
Let me forget to post my image like a fucking mornon
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>>3795565
Are those yellow mudkips? Do you like them?

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>>3795565
Platypuses have traits more akin to certain lizards than they do to normal mammals. Like their skeletons are more reptile like than mammal.

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>>3797636
Page 9 already oh noes.

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>>3795564
With the way this board is going I'm going to have to post twice a day.

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>>3800040
How firmly attached are their bills to their bodies? Looks really floppy there
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>>3800054
>How firmly attached are their bills to their bodies?
Very. If you took it off they would die.
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>>3801324

They need it, they are not a big guy and it is designed to monch yabbies.
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>>3801545
They would be very delightful... for (you)'s

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>>3801810
good grief where did the rest of my post go?

>to this is your daily reminder to want a platypus.
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>>3793385

I love them so much. I really wish i could hol one in my arms like in your pic
Are they aggressive or not?
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>>3801836
You can hold one.
You just have to book it in advance.
httpss://www.zoo.org.au/healesville/whats-on/animal-encounters/wade-with-the-platypus/

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>>3801836
Also they are not what I would call aggressive. Unless you are a freshwater crustacean or an Australian water rat. They tend to be quite shy in the wild.

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My mom gave this to me when I was a baby and I kept it until I was older and getting rid of stuffed animals for Lego and other toys
This might even be why my favorite color is this purple
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>>3803960
That's super cool and cute. Congrats anon. Although real stuffed platypuses make me kinda sad.

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>>3793385
What a crazy animal. I've been fascinated with these things since I was a kid. Duck bill, otter body, beaver tail. Wtf. Not to mention its abilities and everything it does.
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>>3805384
>They really do quite a lot.

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I wonder if we could find a platy wantinger to go to Healesville sanctuary and take a pic of them cuddling a puggle (with a timestamp).
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>>3806577

Second this. I tried to find the giant platypus statue in the london zoological museum, unfortunately they retired the statue by the time I arrived. We need irl platyposting.
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>>3793385
I remember you from years ago you fucking legend
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OP, you have a specific hour to post or just post whenever you can? Im curious
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>>3806800
I usually wait until its been as close to 24 hours after the last post as I can without letting it archive. That way I'm not pissing off the mods by spamming.

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>>3807471

That plat looks stuffed, I thought the mods had a rule about posting non-animal images.
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>>3807913
Just sedated. Platy's don't sit still for check ups very well. He was completely fine when he woke up.
https://expressdigest.com/rescuers-save-platypuses-from-drying-ponds-and-fire-hit-communities-near-tidbinbilla-nature-reserve/

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Page 9 oh noes.

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>>3806778
I found out there's a giant platypus statue in Japan. I tried to find a picture of the one in England but I couldn't. Sorry.

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>>3810869

Hi Platyanon, anon who went to the London Zoological Museum here, there was a victorian era replica made from brass wire, plaster and horsehair of a late eocene playpus/monotreme. He was kept in a glass cabinet with bones from the australian late eocene, he was probably retired for three reasons: the model was water damaged in the 60s, and growing mold. The model was anachronistic in terms of monotreme taxonomy, as the artist made a representation of the ancient animal from recovered vertebrae and a pelvic bone. Modern plaoetology is running against the grain of his phenotype of this ancient animal, the artist just developed his creation along the lines of the platypuses of his day.
Finally: Me. Yes I had a part to play in this. The lovely lady who runs this section of the museum annex tried to take the plaster platy out for me, after I sent her a email asking if I could take a picture of it, unfortunately Jimmy partially fell apart when he was touched. For the record I never asked that Jimmy be removed, that was the Professor being lovely, after I explained I just like platypuses and wanted to take a picture of Jimmy with my wife to post on the internet. (she really is one of the nicest people I have ever dealt with).
Even though Jimmy is old and falling apart, he is valuable as a piece of art, he had to be sent to an art restorer immediately.

Anyway, you see why I didn't explain this from my convoluted mess of a comment. I am a botanist like my wife so wikipedia will give you a better explanation of the monotreme the mass of a labrador dog. Professor Rice of the London Natural History Museum is an absolute legend
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>>3793385
Any time I see this image I imagine him saying "OI SHITCUNT I'M GONNA BLOW RASPBERRIES ALL OVER YOUR LI'L TUMMY"
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>>3811672
That's one of the coolest stories I have read in a long time. Thank you anon. I need to find an old anatomical drawing of a platypus.

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How smart are they? I know thats a very broad question as there are many types of "smart" but still
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>>3812215

Even though he was in a miserable state, I ought to have taken a picture. I was with my misses and the lady was clearly mortified by it so I didn't have the heart to ask where Jimmy was. I had to reign my autism in platyanon, I'm really sorry about that.

Old anatomical drawings are filed away for posterity, like outdated town planning maps. They are still in the public heritage and you will be able to find them. Maybe platyanon you are the first person to be interested in early colonial platypus drawings. Can't hurt to ask your local natural history museum?
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>Can't hurt to ask your local natural history museum

Sadly not really a thing where I am right now. The best I can do is look up classical platypus lithographs from around the world. Actually that's turning out pretty neat.

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>>3812498
I don't think they would solve puzzles, but they are smart enough to have differing personalities and to recognize individual people. And they can learn to be affectionate. Honestly how much smarter do they need to be?

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>>3811961
Me too. Knowing that they a ticklish right there makes me want to do it even more.

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Newest Owl-Gang gay op has them making a competing thread, platyanon. Righteous bump.
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>>3815653
I actually don't have a problem with owls as long as they stay in their own threads.

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>>3793385
I don't believe in platypusses.
Them shits obviously fake.
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>>3816730
I don't believe you. Your obviously not a real anon. I have photographic evidence you are wrong. Here is a wild shit poster holding the Queen of sland.

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>>3817873
If I want a platypus, I go to the pond, get myself a beaver, get myself a duck, get some glue and paperclips
Tadaa, an original ornithorhynchus anatinus doughnutus ferrus
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beak animal
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>>3818095
I believe the term for that is a "Chinese mermaid". There is a bit of a history of people confusing a preserved platypus with one of those.

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>>3793385
sus
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What would you like my CGI frankenplaty to do? Post requests.
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>>3819911
I want a god damn puggle but they're not being captively bred to be traded as pets ):
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>>3819347
I am always down to see platypuses getting head pats. The fact that platypus head pats gets zero returns makes me sad.

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>>3793385
It feels like you've been doing this forever
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>omw to pat a platypus
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>>3820747
As much as I appreciate the hard work the only thing I could think of when I saw this was the old code geass meme about fish. Thank you none the less. It truly is a art.

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>>3820211
They always look so serious whenever they are moving somewhere over land.

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>>3795565
Are those meant to be bearded lizards on top?
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>>3823388
Nice digits, but no.

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>>3823388
This person needs a platypus.
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best plat in hats
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>>3793385
A true legend you are anon
>>3823388
Get this man a platypus STAT
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>>3823778
Indeed.

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>>3823388
He hates it.
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>>3826094
Give him time.

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do not squeeze him, he is full of crayfish
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>one of the games I've been playing for years suddenly added a flying platypus creature
Puggle Anon did you suddenly get hired at wildcard?
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no one here has mentioned these guys glow in the dark too and are uv florescent on top of all the other weirdness.
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>>3827058
It has been mentioned in previous threads. The theory is that it's a different spectrum of camouflage. Platypuses can see in certain spectrums of uv so to them either their world is always funky disco Technicolor or it comes off like another shade of brown to them. Wombat fur is the same way. Still haven't been able to verify if platypuses have square poop like they do as well.

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Is platypus foei gras tasty?
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>>3827546
found the chinaman
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>>3827546
No eating the duck puppy.

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>>3823388
no u
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Here is a nice youtube video explaining the lineage of platypuses and mammals.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CaPVvSgU7ko

If you watch the video, look at the artistic depictions of the ancient animals, a lot of times I would roll my eyes at how similar they look to modern fauna, but when I looked into the research those artist-Palaeontologists did, like mapping the mechanical strength of mammal or lizard muscle from clear anatomical features on the bones. Painstaking shit. . .everything comes back looking like a rough analogue of something we have right now.

If you are spiritually inclined: it might be god or nature moving towards an ideal form, if you are secular then it's just nature moulding the most ideal phenotype. Either way it makes me wonder, since the planet earth is about average as rocky planets go, and liquid water is most likely required for life to flourish, when we look up into the sky, there is probably space platypuses living on one of the planets we are looking in the general direction at. They will have flippers and tails for aquatic performance, they will live both on land and water to give that evolutionary edge. They will probably have bills for nest construction (ok a bit far with that one)
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>>3829054
Super neat watch, but not very much platypus in it. Thank you for the share either way.

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>>3823388
>t.
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>>3830682
I don't know. He was secretly the hero all along.

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Platy fact: Platypuses store fat in fat deposits in their tail.
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They always look so comphy sleeping on towels. It's probably the perfect blend of soft and breathable for ultimate plat napping.

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>>3832361

site said he was a sanctuary plat having a check up, little fatty fell asleep on the examination table, didn't even need to hold him.
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>>3832599
They really do seem to like being around people. People being the ones that feed them every day probably doesn't hurt their opinion about us though.

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>>3833663

Yeah, we are probably so unlike anything they instinctually fear, in the end, it doesn't even matter (to the platys)
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>>3831203
Theres never enough platypus tummy.

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TFW no platypus to play water tag with? Life is suffering.
https://youtube.com/watch?v=4SJbZpiGPrA

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>>3832599
They are surprisingly calm around people when handled properly.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bf4v3hmKMwQ

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I LOVE YOU PLATYPUS
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a6QHzIJO5a8
San Diego's platypuses
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TAGZgrdnNuQ
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y5L5fVdXueA
Docs
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OVneqhu9oZk
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KAndZ3l6-Fk&t=3s
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EXZxVQ905X4
Platypus rescue.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EXZxVQ905X4


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>>3840624

I still can't get over how they carry nesting material like an Indian elephant carries logs.

The friggen swiz army knife of mammals.
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>>3841010
They're kind of like cephalopods in that they are extremely divergent from "normal animals" but highly evolved to their specific environment.

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>>3841553

I wonder if they developed their own CC independent of placentals? They act in that quick, mammalian way, like a clever little rodent, not in that slow, jerky manner of reptiles or birds who live without a CC. Gosh they are interesting little critters.
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>>3801836
No but the males are venomous so watch out
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>>3827546
No eat the kangaroos and emus instead
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No one knows for certain, but they have super interesting brains. People have even written pic related about it.

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>>3842827

I do have a sister who works in that field. I wonder if I could tangentially influence her into platy wantening?
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>>3844210
Sadly no. I don't

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How do I tell if a platypus is male or female at a glance? As in, without getting close enough to be at risk of getting stuck by its poison barb if it's male?
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>>3845918
The males are larger significantly larger. Here's some light reading on the subject.
https://minerva-access.unimelb.edu.au/bitstream/handle/11343/217187/Breeding%20biology%20of%20the%20platypus_final%20submission_JThomas_PhD%20thesis_2018.pdf

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The platypus will always remind me of the disclaimer at the beginning of Kevin Smith's great film Dogma (1999).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I5UjfvF917k
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Please let me post 4chan. I tried all day and I couldn't yesterday.

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>>3847080
I've probably seen that movie a dozen times and I've never seen or read the disclaimer before. Thank you for this anon.

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I was reading https://archive.org/details/1947RoswellAl.INTERVIEWMatildaODonnellMacElroy/page/n112/mode/1up on /x/ and remembered your thread when I read this:

>The development of an animal like the 'duck-billed platypus' required a lot of very clever engineering to combine the body of a beaver with the bill of a duck and make a mammal that lays eggs. Undoubtedly, some wealthy client placed a "special order" for it as a gift or some curious amusement. I am sure the laboratory of some biotechnical company worked it for years to make it a self-replicating life form!

God speed Anon
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>>3849759
Truly the most Australian of all animals. Even in creation it shitposts.

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>>3844210
I'm sorry I misread your post as do I have a sister. As to convincing yours to study platypuses have you tried introducing her to the fascinating neurobiology of monotremes?

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Shame they're bound to go extinct.
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>>3850102
Disinformation, the specimen in question was taxidermied and biologists were looking for a seam. They did not try to "pull its bill off" and it was not alive.
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Still not 100% sure this is not a picture of ducklings.
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y'see... I would want to snuggle one, but the fact they are venomous is kind of a turn off.
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>>3851812

Stop being a sissy, you will be fine half of the time.
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>>3852523
>50% chance having to live with the knowledge that your life peaked just now
nope
can't handle it
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>>3851541
According to the museum that still has the specimen they cut into the bill with scissors. Please never attempt this on a live platypus. It would be very painfully, for them and, they would probably die.

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>>3793385
I love you platypus anon, keep at it!
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>>3793385
to date i have killed three and not been caught
help this creature go extinct
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>>3851812
The ones that you can go to snuggle at healsvillsanctuary are all female and thus not venomous.

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>>3854004

When you think about it, David Fleay was the pioneer for wildlife entertainment, delighting the public through a mixture of entertainment and education, by observing animals in a (relatively) natural habitat.
Also his biography is very good, highly recommend, hits you right in the feels at several parts.
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>>3854029
He absolutely earned the title natures gentlemen. Really one of the great Australian naturalist pioneers.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aan3RiVgAP0

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>>3854004
it looks like its gonna pee itself
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>>3855256
They don't really seem to do that to people. The males do have musk glands though.

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>>3856183
bullshit
>im an animal
>i have to pee
>this nigga holding me
>thats it nigga im peeing
literally whats stopping them
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>>3856366

You anthropomorphized yourself and admitted you have less self control than a wild animal. Well done anon.
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Most animals don't just randomly pee on their handlers. It's usually a defensive or nervous behavior. To the best of my knowledge platypuses don't pee on people unless they are being mishandled.

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>>3851809
Puggles are cuter than ducklings... As soon as they have fur.

Wew couldn't post for a second cause old recapcha was loaded. Almost had a platypanic attack.

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>>3858054

I really appreciate what you do, I hope artistic depictions of otter-puppies are allowed.
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>I hope artistic depictions of otter-puppies are allowed.

The mods don't seem to have a problem with them as long as they stay topical. And thank you.

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>>3859616
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>>3860292

Stop all this violence, we are platy-puss, not platy-fuss D:
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>>3860971
Its fine they're just having a tussle.

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Aren't handlers afraid of the poison? Seems like one of the more dangerous cute animals
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>>3863304
Only the males are venomous. The females are completely safe to snuggle.

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>>3863717
Ah ok, so they just have to be wary around the males and the females are free snuggles
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>Only the males are venomous. The females are completely safe to snuggle.
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>>3864157
Not my best work, but I tried.

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>>3793385
i wanna get stung by a platypus just to know what it feels like
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>>3865351

You really don't. Their venom can't be treated with morphine. And it's effects can last for days to weeks.

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>>3867614

LEAVE HIM ALONE! He doesn't know where the yabbies are ;_;
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>>3860976
When you say, >want a platypus,
Do you mean like as a pet? Are you sure this is a righteous and moral conviction?
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>>3867761

I want to make friends with a lady plat and chill with her every other day at the billabong, I want to make such good friends that she proudly shows me her puggles and husbandpuss.
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>>3867761
Think about it. There are more tigers in captivity than in the wild right now. If enough people wanted a platypus properly. They would survive the impending catastrophe. We need to want a platypus more than we do now.

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>>3870681
Why do they look so good in hats?

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>>3870681
Also I don't think that those are real hats.

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>>3872418

How dare you. I expected better from you platyanon.

I wish some billionaire like Jeff Bezos would fund a project like this, instead of giving 100 million to some stupid news anchor. The Feds are so kneecaped by red tape, they can only map out nature reserves and hope for the best. We need private NGOs for positive action.
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>>3872463
I bet Elon would want a platypus. He seems sensible like that.

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This is a very good thread.
I want a platypus, but the unfortunate reality is that they have no place in a person's home.
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>>3874864

Not with that attitude you won't.
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>>3874864
I respect your restraint, but have you considered having a more platypusary like house? You take a mostly normal house. Remove all of the human stuff that can hurt them. Then you replace all of that with water and crayfish. Simple really.

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>>3875557
Pretty much this.

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Do platypuses like getting their tummy rubbed?
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>>3879569
All sources point to yes.

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Giant platypus stuffed animal beanbag. Proceeds after cost go towards that new sanctuary. People in this thread and E-Thots will throw money at you.
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>>3880206
oh my. Is it >24 hours already? I may have goofed and am sorry.

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>>3881988
I have failed to to every day. A shameful display i have become.

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