Platypus Poem

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Whatever is a Platypus?
A funny sight to see!
Mammal, fish, or bird, or rock,
Can this creature really be?
Nose just like a duck’s bill!
Then toss in laying eggs!
creme egg
And delivering serpent venom,
Through spikes found on its legs!
Living in Australia,
It’s quite the cool celeb,
Feet resemble otter’s!
Its toes, like frog’s, are webbed!
swim flippers
It’s tail, broad like beaver’s,
Grinds up dinner’s food,
No teeth to rip or tear things,
I’d say it’s kind of rude!
It hangs around in water,
Most or all the time,
It’s really quite the strange one,
Though that opinion’s mine…
OK, it is mammalian,
But it’s really quite extreme,
A Duck?
An Otter?
Beaver?
No!
Call it Monotreme…

What is a Platypus:

One of two types of egg-laying mammals (along with the echidna).
The platypus is only found in Australia.