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.

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Carole H.
Carole H5 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.

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Carole H.
Carole H5 years ago

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

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Carley B.
Carley B6 years ago

Video inaccessible. :-(

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Jewels S.
Jewels S6 years ago

Thanks for saving the guy!

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Charmaine Gonzalez
Marie Gonzalez6 years ago

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

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Mervi R.
Mervi R6 years ago

So glad he was rescued!

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Sharon P.
Sharon P6 years ago

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

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Anthony P.
Anthony P6 years ago

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

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Patty G.
Patty G6 years ago

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

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