Platypus The platypus is a semiaquatic mammal endemic to eastern Australia, including Tasmania. Together with the four species of echidna, it is one of the five extant species of monotremes, the only mammals that lay eggs instead of giving birth
Eastern Brown Snake *Found: throughout the eastern half of mainland Australia. Fast-moving, aggressive and known for their bad temper, together with other browns, they are responsible for more deaths every year in Australia than any other group of snakes. Not only is their venom ranked as the second most toxic of any land snake in the world they thrive in populated areas. If disturbed, raises its body off the ground, winding into an 'S' shape, mouth gaping open and ready to strike.