Australian Adventures

A description of my many Australian encounters ensues.

Saturday, November 25, 2006

A Ghala, a Platypus, and a Black Swan

I saw this little bird, and decided that it was pretty and needed to have its picture taken :) It's a Ghala; its head is pink, its chest is red, and its wings are gray. It's a cute little bird.

A PLATYPUS! Heehee. I took a bunch of pictures of this platypus; he posed for me! Hehe. This one turned out to be the best of those pictures, though... even though it looks like a blob. I think a platypus is my new favorite animal. They're really cool! And they're really cute; you can't see that in this picture but, when they're dry, they're fuzzy little creatures.

Some facts about the Platypus:

A platypus is a nocturnal animal. That means that the platypus sleeps during the day, and is awake during the night. I was able to get a picture of this platypus when it was awake, because the room that it was in was really, reeeeaaaally dark; so the platypus thought it was night time, and was wide awake!

Also, a platypus is an animal that lays eggs. This is kind of a strange thing, because a platypus is a mammal; and mammals don't lay eggs. Reptiles, like snakes and lizards, lay eggs.

Ahh... the Black Swan. This one was funny; we opened a gate to go inside and see more animals, and this swan walked right up to us. Heh. Melissa was afraid it was going to bite her :P It didn't. It just walked right by us. Can you believe how long its neck is??


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