about the platypus. Some words are missing.
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platypus is one of the world's most unusual
animals. Its mouth and feet look a
duck. Its tail looks like an American beaver.
It lays eggs, but it also feeds its babies milk.
So it is a mammal.
is about 45 centimetres long and for
around 6 years. It has a poisonous spur on its
back feet and
poison a human or kill a dog. It is a very shy
animal though and will only attack if in danger.
Usually it is very hard to find them in their
natural environment. They will stay out of your
in eastern parts of Australia rivers.
In the water it closes its eyes and ears. It
uses its mouth (bill) to know where it is.
studies have found that many of them live near
the Yarra River and other rivers in Melbourne.
Many have been found
15 kilometres from the centre of the city. The
government is improving the river and the surrounding
areas. Recently a few platypuses have been found
closer to the city.