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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.


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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