The duck billed platypus performs a number of dives on a daily basis in order to catch and find its prey along the muddy water of the seabed. It uses its bill as an instrument to sense out electric waves or impulses of the animals that are lurking deep beneath the muddy waters.
They have incredible pocket like features in their cheeks, similar to a hamster's which allow them to store their prey after a successful hunt.
Their feet are also an essential part of hunting, while they are webbed they can be separated by the skin underneath to reveal sharp claw like feet which are the ideal instrument for digging along the sea bed for any shellfish or crustaceans. Duck billed platypuses can also consume small water animals including aquatic insect larvae, fresh water shrimp and crayfish.
The duck billed platypus tends to eat a lot more during the summer months than the winter period, this is done in order for the animal to build up fat reserves for the long winter months ahead; these are usually stored in the animal's tail.