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Platypus takes ride under hood of sport-utility vehicle
upi ^ | Oct. 14, 2013

Posted on 10/14/2013 6:12:58 PM PDT by JoeProBono

CANBERRA, Australia, - An Australian man who heard scratching noises from beneath the hood of his sport-utility vehicle said he was shocked to discover a platypus hitching a ride.

Cameron Blaseotto, 18, said female platypus apparently became wedged under the engine's air intake Wednesday when he drove through the flooded Murrumbidgee River in Canberra and he didn't discover the animal until he arrived at a friend's house about 10 miles away, the Australian Broadcasting Corp. reported Monday.

The platypus, dubbed Hilux, was turned over to the Australian Capital Territory Parks and Conservation Service, which returned her to the river.

"I'd like to think that it's heading back to its burrow to tell a remarkable and fascinating tale of adventure about coming into the nation's capital," Territory Parks and Conservation Service regional manager Brett McNamara said.


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Outdoors; Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: platypus; suv; wildlife

1 posted on 10/14/2013 6:12:58 PM PDT by JoeProBono
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To: JoeProBono

And, mind me platypus duck, Bill...


2 posted on 10/14/2013 6:15:50 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: JoeProBono

When beavers and ducks get drunk .......


3 posted on 10/14/2013 6:16:24 PM PDT by Squantos ( Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet ...)
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To: JoeProBono

They see me rollin',
They be hatin'.

4 posted on 10/14/2013 6:17:56 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: JoeProBono
Platypuses are familiar with motor vehicles...


5 posted on 10/14/2013 6:18:15 PM PDT by GreenLanternCorps
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To: bigbob

6 posted on 10/14/2013 6:21:40 PM PDT by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: GreenLanternCorps

“Agent P!”


7 posted on 10/14/2013 6:24:34 PM PDT by SMGFan (Sarah Michelle Gellar is now on twitter @RealSMG)
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To: GreenLanternCorps

8 posted on 10/14/2013 6:25:56 PM PDT by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: JoeProBono

Okay, how many of y’all knew that them thar thangs are highly venomous?

They have a stinger.


9 posted on 10/14/2013 6:26:22 PM PDT by RandallFlagg (IRS = Internal Revenge Service)
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To: bigbob

LOL, you way beat me 8 to the bar on timing.


10 posted on 10/14/2013 6:27:41 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: RandallFlagg
Okay, how many of y’all knew that them thar thangs are highly venomous?

My son says that's just the males.

11 posted on 10/14/2013 6:28:26 PM PDT by Pan_Yan
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To: JoeProBono

That reminds of a girl who used to stalk me in college. She was full-on Cherokee and had this expansive, distinctive nose (and quite bosomy now that I think about it).


12 posted on 10/14/2013 6:32:05 PM PDT by Dysart (Obamacare: "We are losing money on every subscriber-- but we will make it up in volume!")
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To: 1rudeboy

13 posted on 10/14/2013 6:35:06 PM PDT by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: JoeProBono

I got a Jackelope caught in my radiator once.


14 posted on 10/14/2013 6:39:04 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Pan_Yan

Male platypuses have venomous spurs in their hind feet. Anglers who hook a male by mistake are in real danger.

Females are usually placid when captured & returning them to the wild is easy.


15 posted on 10/14/2013 6:41:03 PM PDT by elcid1970 ("In the modern world, Muslims are living fossils.")
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To: Daffynition

16 posted on 10/15/2013 3:39:21 AM PDT by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: 1rudeboy

17 posted on 10/15/2013 3:41:56 AM PDT by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww! I want one!


18 posted on 10/15/2013 11:18:24 AM PDT by Daffynition (*In memory of FReeper Blackie. God rest his *Hooligan* soul.*)
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19 posted on 10/15/2013 12:02:46 PM PDT by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: JoeProBono

I shot one of those once.


20 posted on 10/15/2013 12:07:01 PM PDT by Lee'sGhost (Johnny Rico picked the wrong girl!)
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To: JoeProBono

Yep. He looked just like that except he was bigger and meaner.


21 posted on 10/15/2013 12:40:00 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: JoeProBono

"Where's Perry?"


22 posted on 10/15/2013 12:42:52 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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23 posted on 10/15/2013 12:57:08 PM PDT by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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