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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