Does the platypus use gravel to help it chew its food? Is it true that the platypus doesn't have a stomach? Can platypus venom kill a dog? The truth about some common misconceptions about the platypus is examined in the current edition of Platypus News & Views (no. 76, May 2019), now available on the APC website at:
This edition also contains an update on the campaign to ban opera house yabby traps in order to stop the killing of many platypus, rakali and turtles. It also details the rollout of the APC's new Australian Platypus Monitoring Network website - www.platypusnetwork.org.au
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Best wishes, Geoff