Platypus Rescued from Drain (VIDEO)

An adorable one-year-old platypus found himself stuck in a sewage treatment plant in Australia’s New South Wales. The little guy took a wrong turn down a pipe … quite possibly in pursuit of his girlfriend.

But I’m happy to say the rescue effort to free him was a success, and the lucky platypus is expected to make a full recovery. Once he gets a clean bill of health, he’ll be released back into the wild.

Photo credit: thanks to dnatheist via flickr

169 comments

Caryn Boyd
.5 years ago

It looks like it has been made private after it was originally posted here.

Carole H.
Carole H.5 years ago

My fascination with nature in all it's glory started as a child with pictures (in books remember them) of creatures like the duck billed platypus, the hammer headed shark, both weird and wonderful - we really must not let them or any other creatures disappear.

Carole H.
Carole H.5 years ago

If the video is private why do they post it on you tube?

Carley B.
Carley B.5 years ago

Video inaccessible. :-(

Jewels S.
Jewels S.5 years ago

Thanks for saving the guy!

Charmaine Gonzalez
Marie Gonzalez6 years ago

What a cute platypus! *kittyhug1* I hope his girlfriend's okay.

Mervi R.
Mervi R.6 years ago

So glad he was rescued!

Sharon P.
Sharon P.6 years ago

Thanks,are they going to put something there so it doesnt happen again.

Anthony P.
Anthony P.6 years ago

What do you expect, he's a Platypus, they don't do very much;)
Ridiculous Quick Poll.

Patty G.
Patty G.6 years ago

What a cutie! Thank God they were able to rescue him.