I always thought that the platypus was a pretty cool animal.  I even
wanted one as a pet when I was a kid.  Then I grew up and realized that
they can kill us.

See, this cute beaver-duck combo has poisonous spikes that inject a highly toxic venom.  This video (just under 4 minutes in length) posted by National Geographic on December 21, 2007 provides a quick, yet detailed, study of the platypus:

Yeah... I don't find the platypus as being so cuddly anymore...

Ever seen one of these critters in person?  If so, please drop me a comment!

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