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Name: Kegerran P.
Status: student
Age: 11
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Date: 2/23/2003


Question:
What is the most venomous mammal?


Replies:
Male duckbilled platypus.

William Amos


The Duck-Billed Platypus and the Spiny Anteater of the sub class Monotremata is what you are asking.

Steve Sample


Very few mammals can inject poison, which is the definition of "venomous." Short tailed shrews are fairly common in the eastern United States. This web site has quite a bit of detail about shrews, including this quote: "(Short-tailed) shrews are rare among mammals in that they are venomous (European Water Shrews, Neomys fodiens , also are venomous), the venom being similar to that of cobras... "

http://www.wildlifeinfo.org/Bulletins/wildlifebulletin16.htm

J. Elliott


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