Platypusfound on Dubbo street

Cute juvenile platypus discovered on a busy street in Dubbo central western NSW. Saved by a Field Officer from NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service and released into the Macquarie River at Dubbo.


Sightings of the shy egg laying mammal have been common in the river at Dubbo over the last 12 months, but this critter was several kilometres away!

Photo by Melanie Bannerman, DECCW




  • Ace Frawley PRO 5y

    I've never seen a photo of one up so close. Fascinating and beautiful.
  • blackrose916... 5y

  • MoutahaX 5y

    lol ]:=
  • wenza 5y

    i must keep my eye out for them!
  • Shilpa` 5y

    Fantastic shot of a v.cute critter! You can even see the leathery texture of the bill!
  • Miguel Cortez 3y

    really interesting animal aren't they poisonous too?
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