Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Platypus

At last another Platypus in our wetlands-dam!  It's been a few years since one has been sighted here, although they are plentiful in Stewart Creek.  I think it may be because this winter has been unusually mild and the light showers have helped keep the water fresh - normally by now the dam would be drying out quite fast and as there is no incoming creek the water quickly loses it's freshness.

These creatures are very shy and are usually only seen at dawn and dusk, although we have also spotted them on a dull overcast day.

OK, I'm cheating a little as the guest who spotted it didn't manage to take a photo - this is a 'free' image I found on the net!

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