Sometimes we come across things that are too cute not to share and this is one of them. Check out the wonderful Australian platypus. This is one of only two creatures in the whole world that lays eggs and then suckles their young with milk and looks after them until they are old enough to fend for themselves (The other is the Australian Echinda or Spiny Ant Eater - which looks a lot like a hedgehog). Now platypus are usually very shy so to see this one playing and having fun is amazing. They are very rare and have only been bred in captivity a couple of times. Mom was very lucky when she was a young to actually see some swimming in a stream in the wild. Now don't let their cuteness fool you - the males actually have poisonous spurs on their back legs (they don't kill but can make the area they jab you very very sore) They use their bills to pick up electrical life sign signals in the river bed to hunt for their favorite food little fresh water shrimp and fish.