Duck-billed Platypus – foraging at waters’ edge (Ornithorhynchus anatinus, Ornithorhynchidae: Platypus) Canberra, Australia
The Duck-billed Platypus and the Australian Water Rat (vimeo.com/110552573) are the only two amphibious mammals in Australia. The Platypus is one of two egg laying mammals found in Australia. The other is the Echidna (vimeo.com/117461844).
Totally unique in appearance, platypus feed on small insects, snails, worms and the like on the bottom of water bodies in which they live.
Here, however is something that I have rarely seen – a platypus fossicking for food at the waters’ edge and just out of it. To see this behaviour in daylight is most unusual.