The archive in a desperate ploy to gain additional hits insists on calling the Platypus “Australian Beaver“.
And a video showing a nude, egg-laying, venomous, duck-billed Australian Beaver in action and cavorting in the water is downright irresistible!
Of course it could be called an Australian Duck or the Australian Mole (Now there is a thought)
Anyway back to Australian Beaver.
There are a lot of people who are interested in Australian Beaver and some of them have been doing DNA testing on the cute little critter with the poisonous hind claws! Hmmm – another male fantasy being massaged!
Dr Chris Poonting, of the MRC Functional Genetics Unit at the University of Oxford, UK, is one of more than 100 researchers from the US, UK and Australia, who took part in the study. He said the platypus was chosen because of its unusual features.
The animal comes from an early branch of the mammal family, and like mammals it is covered in fur and produces milk. However, it lays eggs like a reptile. This unique mixture of features is reflected in its DNA. The genome sequence, which is published in the journal Nature, holds clues to how humans and other mammals first evolved.
The Australian Beaver is so strange that it was considered a hoax when sent from Australia to European researchers in the 19th Century.
With thanks to the multilingually DNAed Herr G eagLe