First sighting

by Jet28 September. 27, 2011 916 views

Echidnas (or spiny anteaters) are native Australian egg-laying animals. They use their long snouts to feed on ants and termites. Their spines aren't barbed but are sharp.

Spotted this on the side of the road today.

Up closer, I realised it was an echidna, the first one I have ever seen in the “wild”.

It immediately curled up when it saw me.

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Thomas Thompson 9 years, 8 months ago

So interesting well done

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Masoud Ahmadpoor 9 years, 8 months ago

I'd like to hug him!

9 years, 8 months ago Edited
Livelovelaugh 9 years, 8 months ago

Wow! What a great capture. :)

9 years, 8 months ago Edited
Jacki 9 years, 8 months ago

How cute, I've never heard of this. Is it similar to a hedgehog??

9 years, 8 months ago Edited
Sadhya Rippon 9 years, 8 months ago

Oh, I thought it was a porcupine. Interesting to read Daryl's comment above.
The things we learn on photoblog!

9 years, 8 months ago Edited
Mikkal Noptek 9 years, 8 months ago

Wonderful !!

9 years, 8 months ago Edited
Josy 9 years, 8 months ago

Strange and surprising creatures! I had never seen it. Thank you Jan for this sharing

9 years, 8 months ago Edited
Daryl 9 years, 8 months ago

They are amazing creatures aren't they? They are monotremes - egg laying mammals - the young are carried in the mother's pouch until they get too prickly! Small wonder early biologists were amazed at what they found in Australia.

We used to have a few in our garden.

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Krystyna Knypl 9 years, 8 months ago

wow! very interesting!

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