Cute Overload :D
Possessing without a doubt one of THE proshest snouts ever, we present Ember The Platypus, and thank Teresa C. for the tip!
[Note: Sqweak @ :37…Nomming Of Hoomin @ :46…Great Aussie Accent @ 1:11. -Ed]
Take a listen! [156KB]
So affectionate! ^_^
Some people have the bestest jobs.
Oh my!! Is this the first platypus on CO? Hopefully not the last. Mega cute!!! :)
Such an improbable animal! And improbably cute
They always look like otters with a beak mask stuck on their faces.
Can you just imagine how great it would be to have a business card that read: Senior Platypus Keeper?
Hey, Where’s Perry?
The Men of CO Calendar has still
another page. I will need a forklift
to deal with it. OK by me.
Check out Ember’s wiggly walk as she exits the water! Sooo Qte! :-)
I always wondered: Does a playtypus quack like a duck, or squeal like an otter?
She is adorable! And from the sound of the cameras she must be a star too.
“Oh, you’re a Senior Platypus Keeper? How fascinating!”
“Yes, I only keep senior platypodes – the junior ones I throw back.”
Q. What do you call a scruffy tomcat that’s just eaten a water-bird?
A. A duck-filled tatty puss!
Here and above Tony James has today done his part through CO to bring joy to my life and a smile to my face.
Thank you, kind and humorous gent. :-)
Senior Platypus Keeper. Best. Job. Title. EVER.
From the embedded sound bite, they sound like a cross between a cooing pigeon and a flatulent bulldog…
So I majored in genetics in college, with a focus on evolutionary sciences. I liked it because you could see the patterns, you could actually watch how natural selection decided – hey, this is a good idea; you could see how modern aspects developed along the lines or, conversely, how vestigial aspects slowly got phased out.
And then there’s the Platypus.
It has a bill.
It lays eggs.
It sweats milk.
Males are venomous. Females are not.
It’s a venomous, egg laying, milk sweating, cthulhu-skulled (Seriously, look it up), duck billed _mammal_.
And somehow, in spite of all of this, it’s absofreakinglutely adorable.
So you just gotta go… what the _heck_?
Totally, so sweet and full of beans! Don’t think I’ve ever seen a platypus interact with a person before, and definitely never seen one’s teeth.
Reminds me of my kitties trying to burrow under the blankets, and now I’ve got the urge to strap a shoehorn to a feline face!
I love that description.
how sweet is it that he gets to kiss and cuddle his charge??! how many zookeepers get to do that?
Platypus are proof positive that God has a wicked sense of humor. Just like George Clooney is proof positive She loves us.
I think I need more details on this “sweating milk” phenomenon.
Platypuses (Platypi?) don’t have nipples. They lactate through specialized sweat glands located in their abdomen. Baby platypuses just sort of slurp it up.
Not an Aussie accent, he’s a Pom!
Aussie is definitely right – that’s a Pom. There’s an unemployed Australian senior platypus keeper somewhere
A Pomeranian? Dunno about that – he’s a bit too tall and his hair is too short for a specimen of the smallest Spitz-type dog breed…
*ded from the cute*
I can barely survive just watching the video and he survives the actual experience? Whatta man. And why don’t I have that job!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1????????????????????
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