Platypusfound on Dubbo street

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    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, (manda), and 13 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. Ace Frawley 51 months ago | reply

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

    2. wenza 51 months ago | reply

      i must keep my eye out for them!

    3. Shilpa` 50 months ago | reply

      Fantastic shot of a v.cute critter! You can even see the leathery texture of the bill!

    4. Miguelcrtz 24 months ago | reply

      really interesting animal aren't they poisonous too?

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