Platypus Poem

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Whatever is a Platypus?
A funny sight to see!
Mammal, fish, or bird, or rock,
Can this really be?
Has some sort of duckie’s bill,
duck cartoon
Then toss in laying eggs!
egg cartoon
Delivers venom like a snake,
snake cartoon
Through spikes upon 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,
water faucet cartoon
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?
Call it Monotreme…
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What is a Platypus:

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

Mr. R.'s World of Science