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Platapuses at bogun city

By smokey4 - 24 June 2007 32

Walked over the bridge at Queanbeyan yesterday and noticed a platypus swimming on the down stream shops side. Appropriate that such a bogun animal is living in bogun city. Like a lot of people in Bogun city they suffer an identity crisis not knowing whether they are rats, ducks or some form of reptile. I will call this one P1 and I believe his hole is located in this area.
Another ie P2 lives upstream a hundred yards or so at the big storm water drain. Anyone out there have more info on these 2 monotremes. Do platypuses live in any of the artificial lakes around Canberra? If so where and how many?

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Maelinar 4:53 pm 30 Jun 07

What do they taste like ?

smokey4 9:13 pm 26 Jun 07

Thanks to all – gives me an idea. Suprised ACT/Queanbeyan cannot get a more widespread distribution of these monotremes. Probably like to keep them all at Tidimbilla in their appropriate pidgeon hole. P1 was out swimming this afternoon while it was snowing not far
away. Definitely a Platypus and not a rat going by the shovel of a tail.

Thumper 7:54 am 26 Jun 07

Like pademelons in Tasmania. Man, they just about beat you up to get fruit off you…

ant 12:20 am 26 Jun 07

It’s funny how active some species are, when you start asking people for sightings. That pygmy possum that is so rare in the Snowies.. well, it is rare and dying out, but there was a bunch of them infesting the tuning room in the staff quarters at Charlotte Pass. They’d boldly demand food (they liked anything that’s bad for you). They were meant to be timid and hibernating, but they weren’t!

Maybe they’d stop dying out if they just put a LOT of tim-tams in their various habitats because I can attest that they had a vast appetite for tim-tams.

Kramer 8:11 pm 25 Jun 07

I have seen a platypus in LBG. I was on the small bridge near nerang pool, and saw it climb up and over the weir into nerang pool.

Woody Mann-Caruso 7:58 pm 25 Jun 07

We saw the (well, a) platypus in the river while visiting the Queanbeyan Farmers Markets on a Saturday afternoon.

West_Kambah_4eva 5:17 pm 25 Jun 07

I found a platypus in my bath once, but it slid down the gurgler before I could catch it. I was also on a lot of acid.

Xanthomyza 11:18 am 25 Jun 07

woops, the best place to see platypus, not water rats, is at Tidbinbilla…

Xanthomyza 11:14 am 25 Jun 07

I saw a platypus in Jerrabomberra Creek, just near where it runs into Lake BG. Must have been ten years ago.

A few years back a couple of platypuses were found dead in a fishing net in the Molonglo downstream of Coppins Crossing. It was on the news at the time.

Water rats are not uncommon in the lakes. They have a skinny white-tipped tail and leave a trail of bubbles when swimming underwater.

The best place to see them is in the ponds at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve. Quite a few of them there.

West_Kambah_4eva 8:36 am 25 Jun 07

It’s spelt “bogan”, you bogun.

Thumper 8:29 am 25 Jun 07

I saw a platypus a bit downstream from Copins Crossing once.

This was however, before the fires so I have no idea if he’s still there.

skaboy12 7:53 am 25 Jun 07

You own a ute and pig dogs, you are a bigger bogan then any of us.

The only bogans in Queanbeyan are the ones who are born and bred in kambah, charnwood and belco, then move here for the cheaper property prices and lower taxes.

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