Tonight was the night!

Time for a platypus hunt!

These elusive creatures live throughout the region, and they are to be found hunting food in the pools of Running Creek.

On dusk, across the park

and down to the creek went Bob and I, where crystal clear waters gaily ran through the valley.

Creating burrows hidden in the undergrowth upon the side of the river banks, it was a case of ‘eeny, meeny, miney mo’ for where to start the eyes hunting.

Air cooling rapidly, we sat and waited: all to no avail. This was not to be our night, but even so, the relaxing orchestra of water, birds and breeze, whilst an almost full moon rose above, was a pleasant commencement to the night hours.