Echidnas are monotremes; unique mammals that lay eggs. The only other monotreme is the platypus; another Australian native animal.
I took this photo near Canberra, but there are echidnas in South Australia; I just haven't seen any in the wild to photograph yet!
The echidna's main diet is ants and termites. When an echidna smells ants or termites it uses claws on its feet to dig. It then sends its long sticky tongue into the nest and flicks it around. The insects stick to the tongue and are then drawn into the echida's tiny mouth.
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