D is for Duck-billed platypus

Duckbiblled patypus web

Platypus had to be in here somehow!

It’s said that when a stuffed platypus was put on display in victorian britain it was thought to be a hoax.  To draw it did feel I was drawing an otter’s body with a beak and surprised me that I had to get my head around the abstractness of this animal.

It is one in 5 existing mammals that lay eggs (and produces milk… so you can platypus custard – it’s a joke but it makes my insides curdle with the thought) existing in the wonderful world of eastern Australia.

It’s also venomous! Also a rare trait for a mammal. If you’re destined to be weird, be as weird as you can be and roll with it.

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