Now, I would not recommend doing this with any random platypus. Like most everything else in Australia(!), they can be dangerous as hell. They both have spurs on their hind legs, but in the males they are venomous and can kill a dog and drop a human to the ground writhing in agony. I imagine the platypus in this video is a female and probably hand raised.
Still, adorable little freak of natural selection. 🙂