Needed: One Pet Platypus To Give Underwater Belly Rubs, Please

The humble platypus is a creature I never considered the cuteness of. But as this squee-dorable video of a platypus enjoying belly rubs clearly shows, platypi are a cuteness force to be reckoned with. The critters, which are native to Australia and Tasmania, have bills like a duck and slick fur and tails like a beaver.  Just be careful around a male platypus because he carries enough venom to kill a small animal, or so says Wikipedia. Not quite as cute as baby pandas, but cute enough. [Neatorama]