Duck Billed Platypus: The Craziest Creature on Planet Earth
The platypus seems to defy logic itself. It is an incredibly unique animal that seems completely out of place on planet earth. Below are five facts about the platypus that prove just how awesomely different it really is.
The platypus is a twisted mix of a beaver, duck, and otter.
Unlike every other mammal in the animal kingdom the Platypus lays eggs. Evolutionary that is extraordinary. The fact that it lays eggs just makes the platypus even crazier.
The platypus spends 14 hours a day sleeping.
Male Platypuses have a spur below their back legs that is venomous. If a human is stung it can be incredibly painful.
Platypuses detect the electrical fields given off by their prey in the water. It's similar to how bats use echolocation, only with electrical fields instead of sound reverberations.
What is this Thing?
At the end of the day the platypus is simply one of a kind. Not only does it exhibit one physical trait unique to its species, it has many and they are all pretty cool. Who would have thought that a warm-blooded, egg laying, venom producing, mammal with a bill and electroreceptors that sleeps over half the day could be found on earth.
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