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Short-beaked Echidna

Description:

Short-beaked Echidna

Habitat:

Grassy rural yard

Notes:

One of two species of Monotreme (along with the Playtpus) who lay eggs and express milk.


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3 Comments

lori.tas
lori.tas 6 years ago

They're very cute, in their own shambolic ambling way

kelly.quirk
kelly.quirk 6 years ago

I never knew there was anything other than the platypus who laid eggs and expressed milk. Now i do. I love the pic.

lori.tas
lori.tas 6 years ago

It was just having a stroll though my backyard. I had to get this shot through some rushes, as echidna, when aproached, will rapidly burrow into the ground leaving only their back spines exposed.

Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

Lat: -42.60, Long: 147.25

Spotted on Oct 15, 2010
Submitted on Oct 15, 2010

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