We DID get to see a platypus swimming merrily in the morning light. We've been told since then that most Aussies don't ever see a platypus in the wild - only zoos and such. Here is a cute photo of a couple of baby platypus:
I like the duck-billed platypus
Because it is anomalous.
I like the way it raises its family
Partly birdly, partly mammaly.
I like its independent attitude.
Let no one call it a duck-billed platitude.
by Ogden Nash