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Echidna

Tachyglossus aculeatus

Description:

The echidnas came visiting my home from the One Tree Hill Regional Park in January 2014. In September, they came back looking for love. Very cute, very beautiful. They wonder around with little concern but often stop to bury themselves in unlikely places...like my gas mains. Echidnas (and the platypus) are the only egg-laying mammals, known as monotremes and can live up to 50 years.

Habitat:

One Tree Hill Regional Park, Bendigo, Victoria, Australia.


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8 Comments

doreilly40
doreilly40 4 years ago

Yes, I was squealing with delight. Many a photo was taken. I was outside and heard a lot of rustling, thinking it was a roo, I pulled out a flashlight to find these two males competing for the affection of the smaller female. At that time of year, a line of suitors will follow a lady anywhere. Although this is the first time I saw them clustered, people I was working with had numerous accounts of up to 6 in tow.

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 4 years ago

Excellent spotting. I'm hard-pressed to find one... anywhere. To have three like this visit my home, well, you'd hear me squealing with delight all the way from Brisbane.

Hema
Hema 4 years ago

Really cute!!

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 4 years ago

Last shot is funny. I hope they're not after the gas.

Josh Asel
Josh Asel 4 years ago

Fantastic spotting. I love these animals.

BrunoMoller
BrunoMoller 4 years ago

Echidna is a mammal

staccyh
staccyh 4 years ago

Great photos :)

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 4 years ago

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Bendigo, Victoria, Australia

Lat: -36.79, Long: 144.31

Spotted on Jan 4, 2014
Submitted on Jan 1, 2015

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