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The Platypus. By: Chelsea Hoadley 6-3 Date: October 6.2008. Habitat. Live in Fresh water Fresh Water creeks, lake, and rivers They live in eastern Australia Live in burrows. Diving into Water. On Rocks near river. On grass land. Food/ Diet. Digging for Food.

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The platypus

The Platypus

By: Chelsea Hoadley 6-3 Date: October 6.2008


Habitat
Habitat

  • Live in Fresh water

  • Fresh Water creeks, lake, and rivers

  • They live in eastern Australia

  • Live in burrows

Diving into Water

On Rocks near river

On grass land


Food diet
Food/ Diet

Digging for Food

  • Yabbies, Shrimp, Crayfish, Earth Worms, meal worms

  • May flies, Dragon Flies, Mussels, Trout Eggs, frog eggs, Tadpoles

  • Small Frogs and Fish

Diving for food

Looking for food


Behavior
Behavior

  • Venomous

  • Solitary Animals

  • Shy

  • Wary

Shy Animals

Alone Most of the time


Characteristics
Characteristics

  • Leather Bills, Duck- Shaped Bills

  • Completely covered in brown fur

  • 65 cm including tail and spurs on heels

Duck – Shaped bill

Sharp Nails on Feet


Cited works
Cited Works

  • http://www.platypus.org.uk/

  • http://pl.atyp.us/

  • http://www.genevaschools.org/austinbg/class/gray/platypus/food.html


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