Echidna!

Riding home from our Sunday cafe ride, we spotted an Echidna crossing the road.

Since my photo isn’t very good, here is a better one from another site, for reference.

For those of you who don’t know much about Echidnas, they are monotremes, which means they and the Platypus are the only mammals in the world which lay eggs.

When you approach them, they huddle into a tight ball so you can’t get at their fleshy belly.

I once witnessed two foxes trying to tilt and roll an Echidna over so they could make a meal of him, but they kept pricking their noses on the Echidna’s hard spikes and soon gave up.

For more info, have a read of this NSW Government website link.

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