|This animal was very difficult to see , but a sculptor showed us what we could possibly expect to see if we were lucky.|
Here is what it tells us about himself:
"Burrows and Babies
I dig a long nesting burrow in which to lay my 1,2,3 small leatherly eggs.
The burrow needs tree roots to hold the structure from collapsing, and prevent soil from being washed away."
"I collect all kinds of leaves and twigs rolled in my wide flattened tail, for lining my nest. When my babies hatch they suck milk from my golden coloured belly fur and stay in the burrow for months growing very round and chubby!"
Platypus on the mainland of Australia may have their burrow entrances below the water's edge, but mine is often above and and well hidden under tussocks.
With thanks to Denise Nesbitt, who created ABC. For more interesting ABC posts click on the logo in the sidebar. This week we are looking for words beginning with P.