Platypus sightings Spring 2009

The Platypus have been quite active this Spring with sightings on all tours. The sightings can be difficult through October but this did not prove to be the case this year

This time of year they are still active as they eat 30% of their body weight in food each day.
Sometimes they are feeding more at dusk and sometimes more at dawn. By constant observation, patterns with their feeding become apparent.

There has been reasonable Spring rain which brings in more food for the Lake. This helps increase the availability of Worms Insect Larvae and Shrimp for the Platypus to feed on. Good seasons for the Platypus are generally the wet years as more nutrition is deposited in the Lake.

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