Pete the Platypus & Mini Rattle
Unlike most of his platypus mates, Pete doesn’t love the water. Don’t get me wrong, he would swim laps around you and I, it’s just that Pete is a lover of philosophy (or so he claims). Nothing makes Pete happier than lying on a sunny rock pondering the world with his best mate Ken Kookaburra while sipping on a dragonfly rivergum daiquiri. He claims the dragonflies on his farm 400km west of Byron Bay are to thank for his smooth-as-silk coat, celebrated Australia-wide.
Mini Pete is considering changing his name to rattlepus, as he lives for children giving him a gentle shake and besides, he never understood the 'Platypus' etymology (clearly, he is yet to discover the internet). His soft fur and cute 'duck bill' makes this handsome young rattlepus a darling companion.