A mischievous, yet adorable creature that looks like a cross between a mole and a duck-billed platypus who like to steal shiny things. These animals have a magical pouch that allows them to store their treasures.
These days everyone’s all about sparkly vampires and tyrannical dictatorships trying to make you get with cute boys, and I’m just over here with my 90s YA heroine, who hangs out with marmosets and egg-laying mammals and rides dinosaur skeletons over tyrannical dictatorships before breakfast.
I really wanted to stick a tubby little duck-billed platypus into the final cover - and I still might. Don’t tempt me!
doodle requests of an inkling, frisk, courage the cowardly dog, daffy duck, edd and bill cipher! the frisk one was supposed to be a painty sketch like the rest but it ended up a digital painting instead heh
“The males of the extraordinary semi-aquatic mammal - one of the only kind to lay eggs - have venomous spurs on the heels of their hind feet. The poison is used to ward off adversaries. But scientists at the University of Adelaide have discovered it contains a hormone that could help treat diabetes. Known as GLP-1 (glucagon-like peptide-1), it is also found in humans and other animals, where it promotes insulin release, lowering blood glucose levels. But it normally degrades very quickly. Not for the duck-billed bottom feeders though. Or for echidnas, also known as spiny anteaters - another iconic Australian species found to carry the unusual hormone. Both produce a long-lasting form of it, offering the tantalising prospect of creating something similar for human diabetes sufferers.”
A list of morphs I do not condone breeding for:
Super black pastel
Super lesser or super butter (super mojaves and lesser/mojaves are ok, theres no health detriments)
And I think those are all. All the above morphs have problems linked to the gene such as wobble, duck bill, kinking, and bug eyes. Its not just the spider morph that has issues, its just the most popular one so its mentioned more.
So WEIRD question, buuuuut.. to all you lovely, wonderful Bowie blogs I’m following/happen to be following me, do you have any pictures of David doing that weird.. duck-lip thing handy? You know, that thin pursed lips thing like o3o UGH I can’t explain. If you’re a Bowie fan, you know what I’m talking about haha. COULD REALLY USE A COUPLE PICS OF THAT LIP THING
The name Latirhinus means “broad nose,” referring to the very protuberant snout of this Mexican duck-billed dinosaur. The large nasal structure may have been used for display or for making loud sounds.
“The Thing cannot be described - there is no language for such abysms of shrieking and immemorial lunacy, such eldritch contradictions of all matter, force, and cosmic order. ” H.P Lovecraft from the Call of Cthulhu
Or apparently the call of the platypus. I mean if that’s not the skull of “fearsome and unnatural malignancy” Idk what is.
The Platypus was first seen by European explorers in 1798 through a pelt and a drawing. The first specimen actually studied was a taxidermied animal. When scientists began to investigate the specimen, they actually tried to remove the beak. It was originally thought that the platypus was a hoax made by Chinese taxidermists. One man that studied it even took scissors to the bill of the taxidermied animal to check for stitches, originally thinking that someone sewed a duck’s bill onto a beaver-like animal.