The Platypus is a strange animal found in Australia. The first (deceased) specimen was originally thought to be a hoax, sewn together from various animal parts. However, live specimens brought in proved its existence.
A strange hodgepodge of an animal, the platypus has a furry, low slung body like a weasel. It also has webbed feet and a beak like a duck, and a flat tail like a beaver. Also, the platypus, unlike most animals, lays eggs. Platypuses have poisonous ankle barbs on their back legs.