Look who walked into the shot...
Look who walked into the shot...

VIDEO: After seven years, platypus ambles into the set

A FILMMAKER who has been trying to capture the notoriously shy platypus for seven years has finally struck gold with some extraordinary footage.

Max Moller  was  shooting with his assistant in bushland just outside Hobart, when a platypus wandered through his "set".

"We were filming platypus in the area when he saw something moving through the grass," he told the ABC.

"Thinking it was some huge lizard, we couldn't believe it when we saw this platypus walking between one creek to another."

"Filming platypus is one of the hardest tasks ever but sometimes the luck is on your side and, with the amazing job from my assistant, we have managed to film this animal for around five minutes," he said.

The animal is seen ambling across the grass before entering a nearby creek.

Mr Moller plans to use the footage as part of a documentary.



COURT: Orica facing $3M fine for 'release of ammonia' at Yarwun

COURT: Orica facing $3M fine for 'release of ammonia' at...

An ammonia leak is the reason for Orica's current court proceedings.

Caustic incidents a disappointment for refinery: Report

Caustic incidents a disappointment for refinery: Report

Highlights and lowlights of the year for QAL.

Grass is looking good at Marley Brown

Grass is looking good at Marley Brown

Oval turf set to be in top form for NRL match.

Local Partners