The platypus is a survivor. It isn't threatened like many species on the planet. It muddles through the murky waters down under. Females lay eggs, milk seeps from her skin to feed a lima bean sized offspring and males will spur other males with their venomous toenails during mating season. Lets hope for a long future with the platypus and many other marvellous creatures. My hope is that my work will trigger interest in the natural world providing an avenue to contemplate what lives in our backyards and beyond.