29 October 2011

World's Weirdest Mammal???...AUSTRALIA (27 Oct)

Believe it or not, this is the closest thing to a Duck-billed Platypus, even though it lives on land and looks like a hedgehog. Just after we swerved to avoid this spiny creature, it decided to curl up in the ball and hide in plain sight. Trouble is we could see it perfectly! It´s name?...Short-beaked Echidna. Where?...Royal National Park, New South Wales (Australia).

More to come from down under, very soon!

1 comment:

John Holmes said...

"Echidna" is a strange name, all right ... you'd expect something odd with such a moniker !