PLATYPUS Ornithorhynchus anatinus [09:30]
VIA UKI, NORTHERN NSW | FLEAYS WILDLIFE PARK (sub-surface)
camera ] Sony HDW730
Platypus, along with the echidna, are my favourite mammals. Monotremes, the only egg-laying mammals in the world, they were the first two mammals on the planet, and represent the evolutionary link between egg-laying reptiles and live-bearing mammals. There is no greater thrill to be in the right place at the right time and see one in the wild, or be joined by one when fishing. This little fella popped up during a random stop on a country road. Lucky Phil rides again. Love 'em.