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Echidna

Echidna - Photography by Sabine Friedrich

The echidna is well equipped to dig with partially webbed but powerful digging claws. Damaged termite mounds show where an echidna has called in for a snack. The quills are an effective deterrent for attackers too. Not a good idea to try and pick one up.

Photography by Sabine Friedrich

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