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  • 1. The Platypus By Amanda Metcalf
  • 2. The platypus is a semi aquatic animal, witch means it spends part of its life in water, and part on land.
  • 3. The platypus is the only mammal to lay eggs. They lay their eggs underwater.
  • 4. Platypuses have long beaver like tails that they use to push through the water.
  • 5. Platypluses have bills like a duck and webbed feet. Bill Webbed Feet
  • 6. Platypuses have venom in their claws, but it isn’t very powerful Claws
  • 7. The Platypus has good eyesight, but they can’t open their eyes underwater. Eyes are closed tight underwater!
  • 8. Platypuses usually have hatches of 1-2 eggs. The momma keeps them warm by holding the eggs to her belly with
  • 9. The Platypus is covered in waterproof hair, except on its bill and feet.
  • 10. Babies Platypuses are born blind and hairless
  • 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. But in the winter, platypuses have a different diet of freshwater shrimp, horsehair worms
  • 13. Glossary
    • Venom – A poison that some animals can carry
    • Bills – A smooth surface that makes up the nose of a duck or other animal.
    • Mammal – An animal that gives birth to live young, has hair covers somewhere on their body, and females feed their young with milk.
    • Semi Aquatic – An animal that spends part of its life in water, and part on land.
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