A face only a mother could love… Can you think of a worse looking animal?
I don’t even think a platypus is that unattractive. Did you know when the first platypus was brought to Britain, researchers thought it was a hoax?
They thought a prankster had sewed a few different animals together to make one. To me, the vultures look like they were made by leftover parts that don’t fit just right. That tiny head does not fit that huge body.
The platypus has a bill and webbed feet like a duck, a beaver tail and a shiny, furry body. The males are venomous too. But they are kinda cute. I have never been to Tasmania, so no platypus pictures to show, but I would gladly send them a few of our vultures in exchange.
On GWGT, I get searches for an “ugly black bird” and it always ends up on a grackle post. I wonder if they had these vultures in mind?