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Platypus...caught on film in Tasmania...


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#1 Condobloke

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Posted 11 November 2014 - 05:59 PM

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-11-11/filmmaker-captures-rare-footage-of-the-elusive-platypus/5880806


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Posted 11 November 2014 - 07:31 PM

Patience has rewarded a Tasmanian filmmaker with some extraordinary footage of the notoriously shy platypus.

Many readers from around the world may not understand what this film means.

 

To see one of these animals outside in the wild, is like finding magic walking around ...........

 

The world would not believe that these creatures existed even 150 years ago, and they are still very rare.

 

The first few found were just killed and kept as trophies by a few rich people, rather than helping to preserve them.

 

Thanks to Condobloke for the footage.



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Posted 12 November 2014 - 03:58 AM

I'm still waiting for my appearance fee... :wink:


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Posted 12 November 2014 - 04:02 AM

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Posted 12 November 2014 - 07:33 PM

Platypus is going to be out of luck - it was a pirated vid !

 

Seriously, amazing bit of film. I've heard of them and I have seen the odd photo but that is the first time I have seen one moving. I didn't even know they were acquatic, but then we don't have many in Scotland. My first reaction when the clip started was that the fur looked very similar to that of an otter, and then it goes for a bottom feeding swim.

 

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Posted 12 November 2014 - 07:53 PM

I am wracked with such hearty guffaws that in addition to rolling to and fro on the floor, my posterior has seperated itself from my body.


Edited by PhoenixRisen, 12 November 2014 - 07:54 PM.


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Posted 17 November 2014 - 12:57 AM

And for those who just want an interesting read....(and also to help blot out the crap some richard cranium left above ..)...

 

 

 

                             http://australianmuseum.net.au/Platypus/


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Posted 17 November 2014 - 01:08 AM

There is one in a creek not too far from my place, I have been trying to get a photo of it for a few months now. Its good to see them returning.

 

http://www.visitnimbin.com.au/see-do/scenic-drives/rocky-creek-dam-minyon-falls/p/341

 

 

I'm still waiting for my appearance fee... :wink:

Cheque is in the mail.


Edited by NickAu1, 17 November 2014 - 01:12 AM.


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Posted 17 November 2014 - 01:48 AM

If you want to get a pic....climb a tree just before dusk....make sure you can get down again without risking life and limb (your...not the tree's )....and be prepared to wait.

 

A spot where trees overhang a creek is good

 

....oh...did i mention.....shhhh !!  :wink:


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