Not. So. Cuddly….
This spikey creature wandered through my country friend’s property. Knowing how much I love wildlife, and that my children would enjoy seeing it, and that I would want to photograph it, my very brave friend caught it for me.
In view of his shielding quills, is not my friend a woman of valour?!! While echidnas are not aggressive, their defenses are not to be trifled with.
Their strength is surprising. The burrowing away was a very speedy business.
Now, if someone would just catch me a platypus…. 😀