The Platypus belongs to a sub family of mammals called Monotremes. There are only 2 animals that belong to this sub family – the Platypus and the Echidna. Monotremes lay eggs instead of giving birth to their young. The male Platypus is the only venomous mammal in Australia, having sharp spurs on his hind legs.
Bronze Platypus and Baby on river stone 4cm high x 9cm long