Australia’s platypuses carry a surprising load in their cheek pouches. Platypuses feed on worms, snails, and shellfish on the river bottom, scooping them into their cheek pouches along with some gravel. The gravel is a natural blender, mashing the food for the toothless platypus, who consumes his to-go meal at the water’s surface.

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