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Have you met the platypus -

A creature quite anomalous?

   It walks around on four flat feet

    And worms and shrimps are what it eats.


It lays its eggs and has a bill.

Believe me, it’s quite strange, yet still

   It’s not a fish and not a fowl;

   It doesn’t sing; it doesn’t growl.


A mammal covered with brown fur,

Its back leg has a little spur

   Containing poison - so watch out!

   If he attacks, you’ll surely shout!


They live in burrows in the ground.

Streams and ponds are where they’re found.

   Fear not the duck-billed platypus -  

   Who’s odd, yet not anonymous.


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This was one of four hundred of my poems published in 2010 by AMS Publishers, Leeds

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