The undoubted likeness which their molar teeth show to the temporary teeth of the platypus have already been commented upon.
The platypus is a 'survival,' and it is likely to survive for many a generation.
This information seemed to arrest the movements of the platypus; it had reached the water's edge, but it paused, and turned.
"Now we know one another's names," said the platypus, with satisfaction.
Then, too, it's so difficult to be polite to the platypus, because one never knows how to behave towards it.
So far as we know at present, the platypus duck-mole, or water-mole, is the strangest of all animals.
Dot could not hear what the Kangaroo said, but she saw the platypus hurriedly prepare to regain the water.
Before sleeping, the platypus curls round to keep itself warm, and brings the flattened tail over the back.
"There is nothing you can do," sighed the platypus, now mournful and depressed.
The platypus is an excellent digger, and forms deep burrows or tunnels, the opening being hidden by the herbage of the bank.