(OT) Australia - Platypus goes walkabout

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Dear Squirrel King,
Please be informed of our mission failure overnight when the platypus got himself bushwacked and captured by the enemy. However our intense training did produce a pleasing end to the drama with his early release. We proudly affirm he did neither squeal, squeak or blab during the interrogation.

Fraternally Yours
Bro Possum
Possum Power Inc.
Viva the Rodent Revolution!

Platypus Tale

Platypus goes walkabout in Victorian countryside
Source: AAP
Published: Wednesday February 16, 7:20 AM

A platypus found waddling along the main street of a Victorian country town overnight has been returned to its watery home.

Police said the duckbill was spotted by a security guard on patrol in Wangaratta, in the state's north-east, about 1.30am (AEDT).

The platypus was taken to the local police station where it was put in a cardboard box.

A vet dropped by, identified the creature as a mature male and gave the all-clear for him to be released into the nearby Ovens River.

"The platypus was last seen paddling happily away in the river," said Senior Constable Dave Campbell


No Comment!

Regards from OZ

-- Pieter (zaadz@icisp.net.au), February 15, 2000


A grizzled and wily veteran, at your service, Sirs.

The Texas Opossum Contingent declares for the cause of the Squirrel King.

Salutes to Bro Possum and the Heroic Platypus.

Let Freedom Ring!!!!

-- THE TEXAS OPOSSUM (txopossum@hotmail.com), February 15, 2000.

Salute SK & Texas and rodents et al,

Debriefing Report (TOP SECRET!)

Our forward scout of the glorious revolution, 'Platypus', never wavered from the cause under extreme duress and torture. He may look like Daffy Duck, but he's no quacker!

Keeping the dream alive.

Fraternally Rodents All!
Bro Possum
Possum Power Inc.

-- Pieter (zaadz@icisp.net.au), February 16, 2000.

Outstanding Work!!!Your reward for Your Loyalty shall be rewarded Greatly!!!But still, there is Much work To be Done!!!The Revolution is well Underway, Be especially Alert, lest We be caught Unawares!!!The pink and brown Furless Apes are especially Aware of Our Power now!!!Long Live the Squirrel King!!!Long Live The Rodent Revolution!!!

-- The Squirrel King (StillNuts@upina.Tree), February 16, 2000.

You misspelled platypus ... it's actually "really wierd looking four-legged squirrel-type creature" in the usual New Zealand language.

-- Robert A. Cook, PE (Marietta, GA) (cook.r@csaatl.com), February 16, 2000.

Mature male? Brother Platypus, watch out for Brother Ferret.

-- Firemouse (firemouse@fcmail.com), February 16, 2000.

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