“God has a sense of humor – just look at the platypus.”

Hi, I’m Hodgepodge, and this is my brother, Smorgasbord.

What adorable ducks moles Shar-Peis otters! Forwarded by Ynes P.



  1. StormCat42 says:

    Look at the toes!!!! I never knew they were so qte!!!!

  2. Awwwwwww, I want to nom on those wrinkles!

  3. cubbybutt says:

    Ultimate over the bill chubb!!!

  4. Pampers says:

    Bill asked me to Duck, so I decided to Play along. Ta da! Now I’m not considered a Pus.

  5. Fluidstatic says:

    *giggleshriekfalloverdead* So absurd, and yet so pettable. I want to kees them.

  6. Cuddle cuddle cuddle! I’ll take ’em! (is there a two for one discount?)

  7. I’m in LOVE!

  8. so chubby and silky smooth! awwwwwww…

  9. Platy-paws!

  10. Careful: Platypi have strong poison.

    [Not on purpose, though. It’s usually a spur-of-the-moment thing. – Ed.]

  11. I want them!!!!!! !~~ADORABLE~~!

  12. Heehee, adorbs! They look very soft too. I have a feeling Teresa is gonna say they’re skinkin’…

  13. That’s “stinkin”. *facepalm*

  14. also comes in cherry-vanilla-tusked platypus and pineapple-coconut-winged platypus

  15. I wonder what kind of noises they would make?

  16. STINKIN’ indeed! 😉

    Ornithorhynchus anatinus!

  17. Valerie says:

    Looks like they have peach fuzz. Cute little guys.

  18. LOVE the Kevin Smith reference.

  19. marthava says:

    I’m one-uppin’ ya, Prongs: God has a sense of humor…look at the human being. 🙂

  20. marthava says:

    I want to call them both George.

  21. January says:

    Platties! More animal lotto!

  22. 260Oakley says:

    I can’t come up with a platypun for this post 😦


  23. Faces only a mother could love.

  24. My question is, can you beep a bill?


    yes, yes you can.

  25. ack! too cute!! eeep!!!

  26. photogirl says:

    any pics of platypus tocks ???

  27. mammals! with duck bills! that lay eggs! and are poisonous! AND have electroreception! WHAT WILL PLATYPI DO NEXT???!!!

    [As a former bio major, I have to make the distinction here… they’re somewhat venomous, not poisonous. Amanita mushrooms are poisonous (toxic). 8) – Ed.]

  28. And I am sure to the platypus we humans look odd.

    Don’t just a platypus by its duckbill, I say.

  29. okay, they’re venomous. semantics, sheesh 😉

  30. I want to snuzzle the velvety chubbness, venom or no venom. And I want to name one Perry.

  31. THOSE adorable little missing links are venomous??? Aw heck… I’d adopt one otherwise!! I’m now offishally in SQUEE mode.

  32. Reminds me of when I assemble something and have leftover parts. Always wondered what I could make of them

  33. lisa,

    wee noisies

    if any

  34. also comes in venomous-electrified-velvet platypus and chocolate-strawberry-shag platypus

  35. doomchild says:

    Lisa: they make a small croaking sound, which is kind of between a puppy-growl and a cat purring. WikiAnswers describes it as a puppy sound too: http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_sound_does_a_platypus_make

  36. Okay I can not get over the velvety fur even on his little bill!

    It is like otter fur only really short and thick and luxurious!!!!Yes I am jealous. I want to Touche them!!!!!

  37. A baby platypus is called a puggle! No kidding – even their names are adorable.

  38. @ Blair LOL

  39. You can’t blame them for being venomous – they have little claws, but basically what else are they doing to do – gum you to death?

    Here is a great link that also has a sound recording near the bottom of the page: http://www.dpiw.tas.gov.au/inter.nsf/WebPages/BHAN-53573T?open

  40. Okay op[ps there is no fuzzy fur on his bill…. eeep!!! I plead overcome by the cute!

  41. Beak chub!

  42. Terry Pratchett says that the platypus is a duck designed by committee!

  43. looks like a duck and a shar pei had babies together, they are so cute!

  44. My god 260Okley is stuck and can’t come up with a pun? WOW mark the date on the calender, the master has been bested!

    Who gets the credit the platypus or Prong?

  45. Nice quote.

  46. wuyizidi says:

    Yes, yes he does. To quote Robin Williams when he was still funny “I’m going to take a beaver, and give it a duck’s bill. It’ll be a mammal, but lay eggs. F@#^ you Darwin!”

  47. Blorpitudiness! With duck bills!

  48. Rebecca says:

    I love the sound recording!. Grrrrugugugg!!!

  49. Whoa~~~~~~~~~~~

  50. whiskers says:

    The itsyest platypi evur!! *bonk* OW! That was me trying to snorgle the screen.

  51. Chocolate velvet blorp. It’s a delicacy on 4 continents.

  52. @Theresa – now I have a Mr. Rogers earworm.

  53. 260Oakley says:

    Yup, no puns for this one. Just platytudes.

  54. Never mind venomous, puggles mainly endanger my life by making it hard for me to breathe between the squeeing. For Darwin’s sake, look at them!!!! The Epitome of Redonk. (A distant relative of the Duke of Earl.)

  55. @260Oakley, I knew you wouldn’t let us down. 🙂

  56. 260 Oakley, you redeemed yourself!

  57. @ marthava: Yesh, ’tis so troo…..
    (I’m also glad that God haz a sense of humor,
    or I don’t think I would be here, myself………!!!) 😯

  58. YAY! I want to hear the puggles purrowl!

  59. Colonel Jenna says:

    OMG! I got to touch a stuffed adult platypus once (a deceased former resident of the Sydney Zoo), they are like silk velvet with no nap, rather like a longhaired dachshund with a summer buzz haircut. I cannot even imagine what puggles feel like. AND they make puppy noises? AND they eat crawdads! How much better does it get? It does not! SQUEEE!

  60. the thing that struck me about platypi-ses is how small they are. I always thought they were about as big as a large-ish cat, but no! according to the site I linked to above: “Average platypus size increases with latitude, with the platypuses in north Queensland generally being the smallest where males average about 1 kg. Tasmanian platypus are relatively huge, with some adult males weighing up to 3 kg.”

  61. kzgz, I just sent the platycall to my phone. I know have a platypus telling me when I get a text message.

    I never knew bebbeh platypus were so cute! I must have one right now!

  62. Just stay away from the poison spine.

  63. Barbarita says:

    These little guys hatched out of eggs, like ducklings??!! I would like to see footage of that! How long does mama incubate them?

  64. Mouse D'Anon says:

    A year ago or so, Meg posted a platypus picture labeled “velvety platypi” I have used “velvetyplatypi” as a password ever since!

    Glad to see some more velvety platypi represented here!

    [I do hope you changed it before you posted it, though. 🙄 – Ed.]

  65. Too cute!

  66. Hahaha I love the names you picked out for them.

  67. Kevin Smith quote FTW. 🙂

  68. Melissa says:

    I have never seen baby platypi before, and… and…


  69. Barbarita: Noooo, I believe they hatched out of eggs, like lizards. Though I could be mistaken.

  70. bookmonstercats says:

    @Gizmo, I am a mother, albeit not to platipi, yet I’m relieved; I am allowed to love ’em.

    *Shrieks* “Feeties”.


  71. Colonel Jenna says:

    kzgz, I don’t know where the stuffed platypus I saw came from origionally, but the body was about the size of my shoe or a bit smaller so think of it as about an American ladies size 8. Or about the size of my dachshund when I brought her home at the age of 8 weeks and 3 days. Only Ruby was cuter than an adult platypus. Hard to believe, but true, she was.

  72. @ Deckard Canine: But they’re not orange.

  73. omfg they are sooooo CUTE!!!

  74. Hon Glad says:

    A Platypus is not a catty puss
    and thatypus is that.

  75. Killer Klown says:

    I’d venture to add another animal to the already convoluted Platypus…
    I’m seeing some bunn-tacular levels of dissaproving from these guys.

  76. @Smalls: Phineas and Ferb FTW!

  77. Squez Mommy says:

    CUTE NAMEZ!!!!!!

  78. kzgz,

    so you say,
    the size of the platitude increases with latitude?
    and they hatch from the eggs, and have knobbular legs?
    and velvety coats and electrified snoots?
    and they cronche on the crays in their platified ways?
    it’s revelatory wonder that the kiwis down under
    don’t make a bigger fuss about the plaaaaaa-tiiiiiiii—pus!

  79. The males have venom in their back claws. The way they hunt is actually very viscous. cute but deadly.

  80. I think it is only the males that are venomous, and only on their hind legs. They call the venom claws “spurs”. Which just gives me weird mental images.

  81. BStrange says:

    “ducks moles Shar Peis otters” .. Yeah. What Prongs said. And WOW. I had to look at this pic several times before the relative sizes of hands and platypi really sank in.

  82. holy monkey. *ded*

  83. January says:

    Platties are a big hit! Everybody is excited about them!

  84. Paunchie says:

    Lookit the chubbular…..fuzzy headed….gah! sputter sputter Lookit thems feets! lookit the wee duck bill….they WHUT? Electro-whut??! Can has venomous back claws??!

    I just, gawww! (speechless)

    PS “F_ you, Darwin!” LOL!

  85. That teensy back foot spells out “ehn!” in the wrinkles.

  86. Is anyone old enough to remember the commercial for zoo books? “The duck-billed platypus, has feet like a duck but is furry!” LOL They are seriously overloaded on the cute though.

  87. They’re so WEE! And so friggin precious! And… the one on the left really does look like some Shar Pei got into the bloodline. 😛

  88. Procrastinateher says:

    Squeeeee! That is ADORABLE!

    Plus it’s so extremely impossible to see a platypus in the wild, let alone a baby platypus, so it’s extra special.

    Is it strange that this extremely unique animal was my favourite as a child? It lays eggs, yo.

  89. Katherine =D says:

    so THATS what platypuses look like!

  90. Melinda (not that M, another M) says:

    Awww they finally made it on to CO! Love, love, love them! I sent this in months ago… I must not be sending to the right email or something.

  91. The kins says:

    Its not god, its evolution!

  92. M Einarsson says:
  93. zekenzoey says:

    i want to squeeze their luscious velouritude til they pass eggs . . .