A normal platypus

A former cryptid, Australia's platypus is a small, 20-inch long, duckbilled creature. And now, off the coast of Alaska, reports are coming in of massive, oceanic platypuses.


Alaskan Marine Platypuses look a great deal like their Australian counterparts. However, there is one different detail: the Alaskan form is over 6 feet long. It has a furry, weasel-like body, a duckbill, and webbed feet. Some sightings include the normal platypus's flat, beaver tail.


The Alaskan Marine Platpus is thought to be a northern form of giant platypus. However, given that Alaska is on the other side of the globe from Australia, some cryptozoologists suggest they could be misinterpreted beaked whales.