Tiny creature - The prestigious Platypus
A home isn't a home without the little useless objects lying around. Don't understand mess and find excuses for yourself; it's about art and decor. Surround yourself with this lovely little creature.
It's hand sculpted, hand painted and unique. Adopt it today.
Min Pin believes in compassionate design, quality artistry, sustainability, and fun!
Currently based in Melbourne Australia, all Min Pin pieces are developed and handmade by Penny Min Ferguson in her studio in the Dandenong Ranges.
4 x 4 x 11cm
Pauline tells you a story: Plato-platypus
We all know that this incredible creature has a bit of everything. This egg-laying mammal, duck-billed, beaver-tailed, otter-footed mammal baffled European naturalists when they first encountered it, with some considering it an elaborate hoax when they first encountered a taxidermied specimen. On top of it, this animal is one of the few species of venomous mammals. Although powerful enough to kill smaller animals such as dogs, the venom is not lethal to humans, but the pain is so excruciating that the victim may be incapacitated. Oedema rapidly develops around the wound and gradually spreads throughout the affected limb. Information obtained from case histories and anecdotal evidence indicate the pain develops into a long-lasting hyperalgesia (a heightened sensitivity to pain) that persists for days or even months.
This animal has for sure all it needs to please the world.