Today SkipperBay salutes you, platypus.
The platypus is an incredibly fascinating creature. We all notice the odd duck-like bill on the face of a mammal. But the secrets of the platypus are many and amazing. You may have known that they have webbed feet, and lay eggs like a duck. And though they are warm blooded, thier average body temperature is lower than most other mammals.
But did you know they use something called Electrolocation? Their bills are equipped with sensors that read the electric vibrations of other creatures in the water, which is handy for getting around when your fishy eyes are mostly squeezed shut underwater.
On top of the duck bill, mammal eggs, low temp, otter feet, beaver tail, fish eyes and electroreception, the males are venomous! They all have spurs on thier hind legs, and the males’ spurs inject venom into thier victims.
Needless to say, I feel they deserve representation in the ranks of hand-painted awesome stuff.
This one-inch miniature painting is hand-painted in watercolor, set into an antiqued bronze cameo setting and strung on a matching vintage-style rolo loop chain. comes in a gift box.
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