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Thanks to everyone who sent me links to this “horrific flesh-eating platypus” that roamed the continent between five and 15 million years ago.

Money quote:

Unlike the modern platypus, which cannot use its teeth kill prey and instead bruises creature to death using pads in its mouth, the giant platypus would have been able to chew on small vertebrates.

Truly, Jaustralia is jawesome.

Happy platypus friday!