Platypus Info and Facts about Platypus: The most unusual animal on the planet
The best time to see platypus in the wild is early morning or dusk, although they
can sometimes be seen during daylight, particularly on cloudy days.
They are almost impossible to see on land and burrows are
virtually invisible from the bank.
The best place to look is around pools and riffles - shallow
water with rocks close to the surface - where they prefer to forage.
Platypus have been found in Mullum Mullum Creek (lower
reaches), near Doncaster East and Templestowe; Corhanwarrabul Creek, near Stud
Road, Rowville; Ferny Creek, near Upper Ferntree Gully; Andersons Creek,
Warrandyte; the Maribyrnong River, near Keilor; Diamond Creek, near Eltham; the
Upper Plenty River; Toorourrong Reservoir; Watsons Creek (lower reaches); lower
Plenty River, near Yallambie; and the Yarra River, at the Bend of Isles and