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platypus feet

Discussion in 'Lifesize Mammals' started by byrdman, Nov 17, 2009.

  1. byrdman

    byrdman Well-Known Member

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    can you turn platypus feet or do you have to split them? hate to go ahead and split them if I dont have to
     
  2. Wayne R

    Wayne R NRA and B&C Life Member

    Just curious how someone gets a platypus to do? I can't say I ever had, or ever will get a chance to do one, but I'm almost wondering if making a cast would be an option? What about the bill, is that soft and subject to shrinkage? Sure like to see this when it is done.
     

  3. little fred

    little fred R.I.P all my fallen taxidermy brother's

    yes, just like a beaver and you do know the little spure on the back feet have a paralizing poison in them.be carefull

    i seen the do a mount on a platapuss on and 20/20 documentry.
    little fred
     
  4. byrdman

    byrdman Well-Known Member

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    zoo casuallty turned the fronts had to split rear..plan to inject webs like a duck...spurs are removed from them when young for safe handling... bill was cast
     
  5. Only the males have a spur and the venom doesn't cause paralysis. Just hurts like a bastard.