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1-year-old platypus rescued from sewage pipe

July 19, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
Workers at a sewage treatment plant in Australia found a 1-year-old platypus that was stuck in a pipe in New South Wales.Experts said they were concerned the platypus wouldn't be able to escape on his own and would become hypothermic.

So, they had to use special equipment to get him out.

The little guy is OK and there are plans for him to be released into the wild this week. Apparently, he was looking for a mate.


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