"They are?" I asked. That was news to me.
"Yes. They can kill a cat or dog with their venom."
"Hmm," I said. "Did you get this information on You Tube?"
"Then it's probably not right," I said.
"But it was on a National Geographic video."
Uh huh. That reminded me of the the fake Megalodon video National Geographic put out. "Okay. Let's see it," I said.
So he showed me. And guess what? Male platypuses are poisonous. They have spurs on their hind legs that inject poison. The males use them in fighting other males for dominance and mating rights.
If you would like to learn about this silly looking creature, here's a video for you viewing enjoyment. (Now don't say you've never learned anything from visiting my pad!)