Glamour Puss

The platypus unsettles those

Who organise their socks in rows

Who’d never sport a check with stripes

The this-goes-better-with-that types.

Is it both mammal and a bird?

The mere suggestion is absurd

A beaver that can lay an egg?

Now try and pull the other leg…

Although it doesn’t quack or cluck

At first glance, it might be a duck

But if so, what’s with all the fur?

And is that venom in its spur?

This oddity that broke the mold

Still has the boffins in its hold

And while some mock the platypus

One wonders what they think of us

5 thoughts on “Glamour Puss

      1. Your speculation of what the beast thinks of us got me wondering. With webbed feet, poison spur, electrically sensitive duck like bill, he seems differently cuter than a Labradoodle, perhaps he’d see Oscar Pistorius in Lycra and me like wise?

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