JAC: Matthew left me this as his final “gift” before his Lake District “hols.” It’s a gift in the same sense that a dead rodent left by your cat on the doorstep is a “gift.” But based on this post, I’ve removed “seeing a platypus” from my bucket list.
by Matthew Cobb
No nightjars, no crabs, no killdeer. There’s a platypus somewhere in this photo by Dave Pope (@davpope on Tw*tter), who is a political cartoonist for The Canberra Times, and kindly allowed us to use the photo.
To be honest, this isn’t hard, it’s just supposed to show quite how difficult it is to see these elusive creatures. Dave’s Tw**t that accompanied the photo read: “The thrill of spotting a platypus is about 98% the idea of a platypus and 2% what you actually see”.