The Platypus !
Earlier this year I took a trip to #tasmania with some friends to see what scenery and #wildlife was on offer. Although not an ocean dwelling creature, the #platypus was definitely on my must see list of cool critters. Half duck, half otter, this egg laying mammal is notoriously shy and famously flighty. On one of the hottest days of our trip, we asked in the local information centre of a small town if they knew of any locations that would would give us a good chance of spotting a platypus. They informed us that the local pond has had two friendly inhabitants for the past few years! As we ventured there immediately to scout out the location, intending to return at dusk or dawn to increase our chances, we were greeted by this little fellow frolicking around without a care in the world.
Much frothing ensued and many photos were taken of this local celebrity.
Easily one of the coolest critters to have ever graced this great earth! If ever anyone needed a reason to visit the amazing island of Tasmania, this is it. I was also lucky enough to meet my first quoll, Tasmanian devil and wombat! All of which are insanely cool creatures. Tasmania.. a place I recommend to all lovers of nature !