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The Platypus  By Amanda Metcalf
The platypus is a  semi aquatic  animal, witch means it spends part of its life in water, and part on land.
The platypus is the only  mammal  to lay eggs. They lay their eggs underwater.
Platypuses have long beaver like tails that they use to push through the water.
Platypluses have  bills  like a duck and webbed feet. Bill Webbed Feet
Platypuses have  venom  in their claws, but it isn’t very powerful  Claws
The Platypus has good eyesight, but they can’t open their eyes underwater. Eyes are closed tight underwater!
Platypuses usually have hatches of 1-2 eggs. The momma keeps them warm by holding the eggs to her belly with
The Platypus is covered in waterproof hair, except on its bill and feet.
Babies Platypuses are born blind and hairless
In the summer, platypuses eat a lot of  larvae , such as dragonfly larvae and stonefly larvae Larvae is a baby bug Dragonf...
But in the winter, platypuses have a different diet of freshwater shrimp, horsehair worms
Glossary <ul><li>Venom – A poison that some animals can carry </li></ul><ul><li>Bills – A smooth surface that makes up the...
Sources: <ul><li>http://photobucket.com/http://www.perlgurl.org/archives/2005/05/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.kidcyber.co...
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  1. 1. The Platypus By Amanda Metcalf
  2. 2. The platypus is a semi aquatic animal, witch means it spends part of its life in water, and part on land.
  3. 3. The platypus is the only mammal to lay eggs. They lay their eggs underwater.
  4. 4. Platypuses have long beaver like tails that they use to push through the water.
  5. 5. Platypluses have bills like a duck and webbed feet. Bill Webbed Feet
  6. 6. Platypuses have venom in their claws, but it isn’t very powerful Claws
  7. 7. The Platypus has good eyesight, but they can’t open their eyes underwater. Eyes are closed tight underwater!
  8. 8. Platypuses usually have hatches of 1-2 eggs. The momma keeps them warm by holding the eggs to her belly with
  9. 9. The Platypus is covered in waterproof hair, except on its bill and feet.
  10. 10. Babies Platypuses are born blind and hairless
  11. 11. In the summer, platypuses eat a lot of larvae , such as dragonfly larvae and stonefly larvae Larvae is a baby bug Dragonfly Stonefly
  12. 12. But in the winter, platypuses have a different diet of freshwater shrimp, horsehair worms
  13. 13. Glossary <ul><li>Venom – A poison that some animals can carry </li></ul><ul><li>Bills – A smooth surface that makes up the nose of a duck or other animal. </li></ul><ul><li>Mammal – An animal that gives birth to live young, has hair covers somewhere on their body, and females feed their young with milk. </li></ul><ul><li>Semi Aquatic – An animal that spends part of its life in water, and part on land. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Sources: <ul><li>http://photobucket.com/http://www.perlgurl.org/archives/2005/05/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.kidcyber.com.au/topics/biomewater.htm </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.byronbaywildlifetours.com/wildlife-tours/platypus-tour.htm </li></ul><ul><li>http://hawtaction.com/2008/05/platypus-genes-they-reflect.html </li></ul><ul><li>http://justaddcolor.blogspot.com/2008/06/ive-been-busy.html </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.usnews.com/blogs/thinking-harder/2008/5/7/decoded-platypus-genome-spells-out-hybrid.html </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.wildlife.org.au/wildlife.php?page=w-platypus-profile.html </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.wildlife.org.au/wildlife.php?page=w-platypus-profile.html </li></ul><ul><li>http://kohlgirl.blogspot.com/2008/05/platypups.html </li></ul><ul><li>http://teachit.acreekps.vic.edu.au/animals/platypus.htm </li></ul><ul><li>http://animals.howstuffworks.com/insects/dragonfly-info.htm </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.fish.state.pa.us/anglerboater/1999/sepoct99/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://dictionary.reference.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://jurisdynamics.blogspot.com/2008/05/platypus-genome.html </li></ul>
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