Our hooks are hand-wrought and hand-painted with many beautiful details. The hook is in metal and is wall-mounted. Beautiful and practical for everyone, young and old, who likes the wild animals of Australia.
About the platypus
The platypus is a protected species. This unique animal is an egg-laying mammal with a bill and a venomous ankle spur. It’s native to Australia, and lives most of the time on land. It hunts for food in rivers and lakes. The platypus is a nocturnal predator, and it closes its eyes, ears, and nose each time it dives. The bill has highly sensitive electroreceptors that detect tiny electric currents generated by muscular contractions of its prey. Its prey consists of annelid worms, insect larvae, and freshwater shrimp.
Platypuses are monotremes and they are the only egg-laying mammals in existence. They incubate their eggs internally for 28 days and externally for 10 days. The female does not have teats, so after they hatch the chicks drink milk released by the mother’s skin. The platypus is about 40-60cm long, including the 10-15cm long tail, and weighs about 1-2kg.
The male has a venomous ankle spur used for defence. Their main natural predators are pythons and large birds of prey, but cats and non-native animals such as foxes have also become a threat.
Hand-carved clothes hangers with wooden aninmals.
The animal is made from wood, carved and painted by hand, while the actual hook which is screwed into the wall is made of metal. Decorative and functional at the same time.
Pick up from our shop at 29 Gaskill St, Canowindra. To get a postage quote, please enter your postcode into the shipping calculator.