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When platypus was fair game for farmers

April 15, 2014

The Australian  |  Michaela Boland

SOTHEBY’S Australia tonight auctions a rare blanket made from platypus pelts. The 95cm by 125cm rug is one of only a very small number to have survived from the turn of the 20th century, when it was ­permissible to hunt the semiaquatic mammals.


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