"Echidnas" Australia Favorite Tip by MichaelFalk1969

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by MichaelFalk1969

Favorite thing: The australian equivalent of the hedgehog. It exists exclusively in Australia; with the exception of the platypus it is the only mammal that lays eggs. This little guy in the photo dug himself in quickly as we approached so that only its spiky parts would show. This is a sensible self defense mechanism against predators, as it would be quite painful for wild dogs or foxes to approach the dug-in echidna.

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Jul 31, 2006
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