Platypus, the first encounter. that poor thing.. aren't those venomous Platypus the first encounter that poor thing aren't those venomous
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> hey anon, wanna give your opinion?
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User avatar #61 - bomberbib
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Fun Fact! There is no universally accepted term for the plural of platypus. You can say anything such as platypusies, platypi, platypie, platipode, and technically you aren't wrong.. or right! ( This is just personal knowledge and i heard it a while so it might completely false and im too lazy to check so yea)
User avatar #1 - lordvimless
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(09/27/2013) [-]
aren't those venomous
User avatar #21 to #1 - Grizzally
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Yea they found out it was venomous whilst they were pissing around with its face
User avatar #45 to #1 - tartwolfblack
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They didnt know, untill the accident.
#46 to #1 - ryuktg
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No. Those are hands
User avatar #65 to #1 - Durp
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They are. But if we keep close watch and study their habits, scientists should be safe to handle.
User avatar #6 to #1 - vigorion
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Why, yes. Yes they are.
User avatar #13 to #1 - kommandantvideo
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Only the males
#2 to #1 - alexanderh
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They have poison sacks on their hind legs, yes.
#3 to #2 - ohlookporn
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"The unusual appearance of this egg-laying, duck-billed, beaver-tailed, otter-footed mammal baffled European naturalists when they first encountered it, with some considering it an elaborate fraud. It is one of the few venomous mammals, the male platypus having a spur on the hind foot that delivers a venom capable of causing severe pain to humans."
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Platypus
Whoever thumbed you down is an idiot.
apart from it being a venom and not a poison.
#5 to #3 - alexanderh
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Also, I think I might have pissed him off at some point. He wrote "feck yew" on my profile, and has been thumbing all my comments down. He did delete the comment, but still.
#4 to #3 - alexanderh
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I didn't actually know the difference between venomous and poisonous before now. Thanks for correcting me on that, I like to be sure that my facts are correct.

And your link is where I got my information from, I did a piece on the platypus a couple of years ago, and still remember a few facts.
#9 - redthumbmaster
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#27 to #9 - nightdude
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this is a beautiful picture
#34 to #9 - crazybaz
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"Hey guys, guess what. We made it onto the bill!"
#15 - memvar
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#20 - anon id: 943cfe08
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What the hell did they think was gunna happen when they got the bill off?
"Yes! Now we can expose this fraud for what it really is!"
"What the **** is it?"__
#23 to #20 - zight
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#24 to #23 - zight
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#25 to #24 - zight
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User avatar #35 to #23 - eskaywalker
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Awesome.
#64 - orangerage
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Comment Picture
#67 to #64 - zukunft
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Now just pretend that I am that stubborn english teacher who wouldn't afford this remark to even shakespeare.... and then you know how I am feeling now.
#28 - theseventhalias
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they are so cute
User avatar #7 - madzombiie
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I want pictures, pictures of platypi
#8 to #7 - arthurdetoo
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#11 - dillnyethepikleguy
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I was so worried as the gif went on that they were actually going to rip its bill off
#58 to #11 - anon id: 72973005
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I hope they didn't take it that far in real life. Poor platypus.
User avatar #14 - uzzwick
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That's two platypus posts on the same day.
I'm ok with this.
User avatar #18 to #14 - stonedplatypus
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I am definitely ok with this
#12 - DangerToManifold
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i'm assuming this refers to the "scientists" here in England. the platypus they were presented with was dead and the fact that it looked completely ridiculous and was presented as a mammal with a beak gave good reason for them to suspect a hoax.