Wednesday, May 12, 2010


We were riding through the most beautiful bushland and I stopped for a moment to look at the river, with the clearest water I've seen in forever. Out loud I wondered if we would see a platypus and as I'd never seen one in the wild.

"I've seen one!" was the animated response. It marked the beginning of a story of all the lovely animals seen during a childhood holiday with parents.

I marvelled at that story, because it is pretty amazing to see a platypus in the wild and I was impressed. But then...

"Poor platypus" she said.


"Yeah the platypus was dead"

When challenged that seeing a dead platypus might not consititute seeing a platypus in the wild, I was met with...

"Well it had only recently died, and was still floating in the creek. It died in its natural environment, so it counts"

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