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Short- beaked echidna - Tachyglossus aculeatus On it‘s Daily walkabout, maybe looking for ants. Australia,Geotagged,Short-beaked echidna,Spring,Tachyglossus aculeatus Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Short- beaked echidna - Tachyglossus aculeatus

On it‘s Daily walkabout, maybe looking for ants.

    comments (11)

  1. How lucky you are to see such creatures! Posted 8 days ago
  2. No matter how often you encounter them, you will stop and enjoy them. Posted 8 days ago
  3. Great find again Ernst. Posted 8 days ago
    1. Thank you Paul. Haven’t seen any images from you lately. Posted 7 days ago
      1. Had to much to do Ernst, I'll try to keep up mate.
        Posted 7 days ago
    2. Thanks Paul, Posted 6 days ago, modified 6 days ago
  4. Gorgeous Ernst! Posted 7 days ago
    1. Thank you Annie. Posted 7 days ago
  5. Bit of a prickly personality I bet Posted 6 days ago
    1. You should know the feeling. Posted 6 days ago
    2. You should know the feeling. Posted 6 days ago

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The short-beaked echidna is one of four living species of echidna and the only member of the genus ''Tachyglossus''. The short-beaked echidna is covered in fur and spines and has a distinctive snout and a specialized tongue which it uses to catch its prey at a great speed. Like the other extant monotremes, the short-beaked echidna lays eggs; the monotremes are the only group of mammals to do so.

Similar species: Egg-laying Mammals
Species identified by Ernst
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Uploaded Apr 2, 2021. Captured Sep 24, 2018 18:13 in 85 Shellcott Rd, Yanakie VIC 3960, Australia.
  • Canon EOS 700D
  • f/14.0
  • 1/2048s
  • ISO3200
  • 250mm