"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"