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Platypus Rescued from Drain (VIDEO)

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.

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Photo credit: thanks to dnatheist via flickr

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1:06AM PDT on Aug 17, 2011

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

5:53PM PDT on Aug 13, 2011

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.

5:42PM PDT on Aug 13, 2011

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

9:39PM PST on Dec 19, 2010

Video inaccessible. :-(

5:56PM PDT on Sep 2, 2010

Thanks for saving the guy!

9:28AM PDT on Aug 9, 2010

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

5:04PM PDT on Aug 8, 2010

So glad he was rescued!

12:16PM PDT on Aug 3, 2010

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

4:34PM PDT on Jul 30, 2010

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

2:31PM PDT on Jul 28, 2010

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

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