When I poked my head out of my burrow this morning I felt the warm sun on my bill and warm air through my nostrils for the first time in months. Spring must be here. Hooray - I've got so thin over the winter. It's no fun diving for food in the cold water at this time of year, when the creek must be nearly freezing and there isn't much around to eat.
I had a nice early morning swim - still chilly - but then I went back inside my burrow in the creek bank because it's much warmer in there. My burrow is always the right temperature. The inside never gets colder than 14 degrees and it's even warmer when I'm inside.
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Now that Spring is coming, I need to look for a mate because I might have some baby platypuses this year. I didn't have babies last year - there was just not enough food around.
When I went for a final swim and hunt for food at dusk today, I saw a new boy platypus has just moved into the hole under the big teatree clump around the next bend of the creek. He's bigger than me (because he's a male). He said he'd walked over the field from the other creek a kilometre away. He could be just the platypus to be my mate.