Nature puzzled everyone with these folks.
It seem some scientists had a little problem teleporting an otter, a beaver and a duck and ended up mixing them.
- They lay eggs!
- They feed their young through lactation but have no nipples!
- They don't have stomach (apparently they don't need one)!
- They are born with teeth!
- They use electric fields to find their preys - electrolocation. How? They create the electric fields via muscle contraction (making Schwarzenegger look like a baby)!
And Today I Learned...
Males have a spur on the back of their hind feet that is connected to a venom-secreting gland.
The venom is not life threatening to humans but it can cause severe pain. So be careful when you hold your platypuses!
See you tomorrow for more “Useless information”