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    The platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus) is one of five living species of monotremes (the rest are echidnas).  You can find them on the east coast of Australia, including Tasmania.  They are pretty much the most badass animal.  Mammals usually give live birth to their offspring, but the monotremes said fuck that shit and so they lay eggs.  Platypus mothers nurse their young for up to four months, which is pretty badass, since their kids are beaked and what other species does that?  Not only that, but they have really sharp spurs on their back feet.  The male’s will deliver venom to any mother fucker that tries to mess with it.  In their free time, they scoop up insects and worms and such that they find by detecting the tiny electrical fields they create for noms.  To make their feeding time more badass, they close their nose, eyes, and ears as they dive in.  You try eating that way underwater and you’ll probably pass out and choke and die and not even get the food in your mouth anyway, because you are not good at detecting electrical fields around your food at all.  Also, you lack waterproof fur to keep you dry and warm and a tail and webbed feet to make you a great swimmer.  Sucks to be human, huh?  If it makes you feel any better, they are just as awkward as you are on land.
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    The platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus) is one of five living species of monotremes (the rest are echidnas).  You can find them on the east coast of Australia, including Tasmania.  They are pretty much the most badass animal.  Mammals usually give live birth to their offspring, but the monotremes said fuck that shit and so they lay eggs.  Platypus mothers nurse their young for up to four months, which is pretty badass, since their kids are beaked and what other species does that?  Not only that, but they have really sharp spurs on their back feet.  The male’s will deliver venom to any mother fucker that tries to mess with it.  In their free time, they scoop up insects and worms and such that they find by detecting the tiny electrical fields they create for noms.  To make their feeding time more badass, they close their nose, eyes, and ears as they dive in.  You try eating that way underwater and you’ll probably pass out and choke and die and not even get the food in your mouth anyway, because you are not good at detecting electrical fields around your food at all.  Also, you lack waterproof fur to keep you dry and warm and a tail and webbed feet to make you a great swimmer.  Sucks to be human, huh?  If it makes you feel any better, they are just as awkward as you are on land.

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