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The spiny kind

Came across this little fellow crossing the road on our way home from the Festival of Fleeces at Merriwa, NSW.


Short beaked echidna is common in most temperate areas of Australia and New Guinea.  There is also a long beaked echidna from the Highlands of New Guinea.  Along with the Platypus, Echidnas are the worlds only monotremes or egg laying mammals.
A short beaked echidna is common in most temperate areas of Australia and New Guinea. There is also a long beaked echidna from the Highlands of New Guinea. Along with the Platypus, Echidnas are the worlds only monotremes or egg laying mammals.

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