Echidna


08tiger

Link Posted 19/12/2017 - 08:13
Australia`s version of the hedgehog,they scrabble around with the snout to forage for ants, no shortage of those


we came across this one in a wildlife reserve near Canberra, looks like he is carrying a few tics.


a lovely little beast but very timid and curls into a ball for defense.
C&C welcome.
Don.

Chrism8

Link Posted 19/12/2017 - 08:21
Well captured, like these
Chris

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pschlute

Link Posted 19/12/2017 - 09:21
Cute little fellow. I guess they have a natural ability to deal with infection caused by the ticks. Owning two dogs I have a real dislike for ticks, nasty little creatures.
Peter



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jvs

Link Posted 19/12/2017 - 10:07
Nice. A certain amount of agility required on the part of the photographer for these! Well done for that, too!
John

davidwozhere

Link Posted 20/12/2017 - 23:29
No doubt there will be any number of lice too. Thanks for getting down to floor level and sharing your find.
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HowardJ

Link Posted 21/12/2017 - 18:23
Like these.

When we were in NSW we were lucky to see one but only managed to get a photo of its rear end as it disappeared into long grass!

Cheers,

Howard
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