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Posted by Cindy Marple on Fri Nov 10, 2017 5:26 pm

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Short-beaked Echidna, Cradle Mtn, Tasmania
Canon 7DmkII, 100-400, iso500, 1/1250 f/7.1

This youngster was foraging by the road not far from the wombat I posted earlier.  It pretty much never lifted up its head as it probed for ants.  In Tasmania, the echidna have more fur and fewer or less prominent spines than those in other places. 

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by Ron Day on Fri Nov 10, 2017 8:26 pm
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A first for me, so I appreciate the background information. Great capture of this unique (and cute) little critter. Are those quills on its back? Lovely image!
 

by ugolino on Sat Nov 11, 2017 10:55 am
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Ron Day wrote:
A first for me, so I appreciate the background information. Great capture of this unique (and cute) little critter. Are those quills on its back? Lovely image!



Also for me... fantastic animal, i would love to see one ! Lucky you and thank you for sharing ! Ugolino
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by david fletcher on Sat Nov 11, 2017 2:47 pm
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way to go Cindy.. super shot of it doing what it does best.. so natural and such a rarity . Wow factor!
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by Carol Clarke on Sun Nov 12, 2017 12:37 pm
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I love these little ant eaters, such fascinating creatures that lay eggs and then hatch them in their pouch - and adorable that their babies are called 'puggles' how sweet is that!  :D  
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by Cindy Marple on Sun Nov 12, 2017 3:21 pm
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Ron Day wrote:
A first for me, so I appreciate the background information. Great capture of this unique (and cute) little critter. Are those quills on its back? Lovely image!



They're referred to as spines, but I'm not entirely sure what is the difference between a spine and a quill! 
 

by Cynthia Crawford on Thu Nov 23, 2017 5:26 am
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It took me a while to figure this one out- then I found the head-what a great critter! Thanks for the wonderful education and fun shot.
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