Platypus Sightings Spring 2008

The Platypus are very active feeding until late winter, before breeding.
1 month after breeding the females lay up to 3 eggs in their nesting burrow and incubate them for up to 2 weeks.
At this stage the sightings can be sporadic and being the wettest time of year the Lake is too deep for them to feed out from the edge.

This time of year they are still active but prove a bit more elusive.
We see them quite close to the edge and it can be difficult to get a clear view of them.

The females seem to stay closer to their burrows and feed for less time while incubating the eggs.
It is always a good sign to see a bit less of them at tis time of the year as it can indicate that they are breeding.

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