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Sunday, June 21

Finally found that platypus!!!

Last Sunday the girls and I went to the Arboretum, only about a five minute drive from our house, and there were platypus (platypuses?? platypi??) everywhere!! I saw about six in the water during the hour and a half we wandered around the lake. It was cold but beautiful, and Alice had a ball feeding the swans. Unfortunately platypus are very shy and my photos aren't great - really need to get a super-duper telephoto lens!!


Big Girl, Alice and Big' Girls Best Friend, S.

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Black swan

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Cute little baby wallaby

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The Platypus!!

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Red robin

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Piggy back with Big Sis

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5 comments:

a Tonggu Momma said...

I loved seeing these photos! And I've never seen a platypus... I don't even know if I've seen a photo before, just a sketch. Huh. My education is lacking. Glad y'all had a wonderful outing.

Fliss and Mike Adventures said...

Wow... you actually saw a Platypus... I have never seen one in the wild at least... in the zoo yeah... what gorgeous photo...

Shelle said...

Awesome photos!

mumma to many said...

Just great photos Cristina!
Alice is looking so grown up! Love the piggies!
Way cute and how cold was cold? we have had snow and low single digits! Brr!
Hugs Ruth

Scrappy Bug said...

Absolutely stunning photos! We went to the Healesville Sanctuary (in Vic) they apparently BREED platypus... and we didn't see any!!!

Gee, big girl's friend looks alot like big girl!!! :) Love the photo of BG giving Alicea piggyback, beautiful.