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Echidna , Spiny Anteater
Tachyglossus aculeatus
Mammal Family :"Echidnas"
Description :Common. Length 30-45cm ; Weight 2-7kg. Body is covered in long spines (quills ), with fur between the spines. Femals lay a single soft shelled egg and have a pouch. Eats ants and termites only. Occasionally falls prey to wild dogs.
Typical Habitat :Widespread, where ever there are ants. Seeks shelter under thick bushes, hollow logs, rabbit or wombat burrows. Females will dig burrows for incubating and suckling young.
Distribution :Australia wide
Introduced :No
Seen North Qld :  Yes

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