Adorable Platypus Makes Full Recovery After Being Rescued From Stormwater Drain
This is Percy the platypus, who was rescued after getting trapped in a stormwater drain in Queensland, Australia.
The adorable mammal was found by a security guard at a train station in the town of Caboolture and was christened Percy by his rescuers.
An off-duty train controller then took Percy to Queensland Zoo, where he received a checkup and a clean bill of health.
Percy was also measured by medics - he’s just under the size of a full ruler.
He’s now set to be released back in the wild after recuperating from his ordeal in the comforts of the zoo.
Queensland Zoo’s Dr Rosie Booth said: ‘We’re very pleased that Percy was brought in with no obvious injuries and that we do not need to prolong his release back into the wild.
Dr Booth also recalled how Percy effortlessly settled into the zoo in a creek popular with other platypuses.
She said: ‘Percy was keen to explore his new surroundings and barrelled out of his transportation container with gusto.’
It’s now back to the wild for Percy - good luck little guy!