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A newborn platypus had to be euthanized after it was found trapped in elastic hair bands

Tragedy as a platypus must be filed after it was found entangled in hair bands

  • A newborn platypus had to be euthanized after being found in elastic
  • Judging by her size, she may have left her nest about two months ago
  • She lived in fear of death & # 39; since she got caught in elastic bands
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A newborn platypus had to be euthanized after it was found trapped in elastic hair bands.

Bushwalkers Gill and Steve Bennett saw her clearly in need during a walk in Bright, Victoria.

She believed she had left her nest about two months ago and that she was living in fear of death & # 39; since she got entangled in up to four elastic bands.

They were woven around her body so that her neck and front leg were so tight that the wounds were right down to the bone.

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A newborn platypus had to be euthanized after it was found trapped in elastic hair bands

A newborn platypus had to be euthanized after it was found trapped in elastic hair bands

She believed she had left her nest about two months ago and that she was living in fear of death & # 39; since she got entangled in up to four elastic bands.

She believed she had left her nest about two months ago and that she was living in fear of death & # 39; since she got entangled in up to four elastic bands.

She believed she had left her nest about two months ago and that she was living in fear of death & # 39; since she got entangled in up to four elastic bands.

Staghorn Wildlife Shelter and Geoff Williams of the Austalian Platypus Conservancy together decided that recovery from the injuries would be impossible.

& # 39; It soon became clear that this beautiful little female platypus should be euthanized, & # 39; said Jo Mitlehner of Staghorn Wildlife Shelter.

A local veterinarian was able to open her clinic on a Saturday to & # 39; rapid and humane euthanasia & # 39; to offer.

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Mitlehner said the tragic consequences for this baby platypus emphasizes the dangers of the species in daily life.

They were woven around her body so that her neck and front leg were so tight that the wounds were right down to the bone

They were woven around her body so that her neck and front leg were so tight that the wounds were right down to the bone

They were woven around her body so that her neck and front leg were so tight that the wounds were right down to the bone

They were woven around her body so that her neck and front leg were so tight that the wounds were right down to the bone

They were woven around her body so that her neck and front leg were so tight that the wounds were right down to the bone

& # 39; The main threats to platypus are habitat change, pollution, change in river flow, illegal fishing nets, tramping river banks and entangling litter, & # 39; she said.

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Ondanks Despite all these obstacles, platypus can thrive in waterways close to humans.

& # 39; It is essential that we learn to stop waste on our waterways. & # 39;

The newest victim is the third platypus taken from the Ovens River in Bright with life-threatening injuries from litter and hair bands.

& # 39; Maybe an alert describing this problem is appropriate in certain places … especially where tourists come together?

If you see a platypus dead or alive, you can register at Australian Platypus Conservancy via Facebook or www.platypusnetwork.org.au.

Staghorn Wildlife Shelter and Geoff Williams of the Austalian Platypus Conservancy together decided that recovery from the injuries would be impossible
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Staghorn Wildlife Shelter and Geoff Williams of the Austalian Platypus Conservancy together decided that recovery from the injuries would be impossible

Staghorn Wildlife Shelter and Geoff Williams of the Austalian Platypus Conservancy together decided that recovery from the injuries would be impossible

The newest victim is the third platypus taken from the Ovens River in Bright with life-threatening injuries from litter and hair bands

The newest victim is the third platypus taken from the Ovens River in Bright with life-threatening injuries from litter and hair bands

The newest victim is the third platypus taken from the Ovens River in Bright with life-threatening injuries from litter and hair bands

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