Sunday, January 5, 2014
PLATYPUS & ANTECHINUS
It was July 4, 2012 when I last spied a Platypus in Bundanoon. This morning, I was fortunate to see one again, at the same spot; probably the same animal. A ring of bubbles breaking on the creek's smooth surface alerted me to its presence. The monotreme floated for five seconds, then vanished. Still, I had a great view of it through my binoculars. I waited for twenty minutes for the critter to resurface, but alas, nothing but more water bubbles. I'd love to know where the Platypus' burrow is. While waiting for another glimpse of the Platypus, I saw two Dusky Antechinuses, nervously scampering about among rock slabs by the edge of the creek. This surprised me somewhat. LJ, 5 January 2014.