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    Insanely cute Tachyglossus aculeatus (Short-beaked Echidna) wandering along the edge of the Jordan River, Midlands, Tasmania. This was the third individual we met on the walk, and rather paler furred than most.
    A super furry animal if ever there was one.

    tflinck, natalija2006, Tatters:(, and 26 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. Nuytsia@Tas 67 months ago | reply

      @ Brian - Thanks.
      @ Mark - Yeah this guy (or gal?) was a real sweety. It was a great day for them.
      @ Tatters - Thanks for that. Yes we were really lucky, Tassie seems to have very good populations of them. They're also larger here too.
      @ Rod - Thanks for that. :-)
      @ Erica - Cheers! :-) This was such a great day for echidnas. They seem to be out in force at the moment. We saw three the previous weekend on the Tasman Peninsula.

    2. Anne Froehlich 67 months ago | reply

      So sweet. Nice shot.

    3. Vero Navarro [deleted] 67 months ago | reply

      how cute

    4. mion.nl 67 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called ONE PHOTO, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    5. Nuytsia@Tas 67 months ago | reply

      @ Anne - Thank you.
      @ PoorSailor - Yes indeed.
      @ mionismarion - Thanks for the invite.

    6. makeupanid 67 months ago | reply

      that's adorable!
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    7. Nuytsia@Tas 67 months ago | reply

      @ makeupanid - Thanks for that! :-)

    8. sevenbrane 67 months ago | reply

      Awww! Cute thing!

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    10. lolly180 67 months ago | reply


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    11. Nuytsia@Tas 67 months ago | reply

      Many thanks for the comments everyone.
      Most kind.

    12. Max Waugh Photography 67 months ago | reply

      Had to re-visit this and again congratulate you on the encounter. I'd love to see one in the wild.

      *nature* outpost!

    13. Nuytsia@Tas 67 months ago | reply

      @ fiznatty - :-) Thanks.
      @ BigSkyKatie - Thank you.

    14. pupujaune 62 months ago | reply

      excellent and not so easy to catch.

    15. treegrow 41 months ago | reply

      What a great series of echidna images! I'm so jealous that you actually got to pet one of these!

    16. Nuytsia@Tas 41 months ago | reply

      Thanks for the thumbs up. I have to say that one of the best things about Tassie are the echidnas. Pretty common and criminally cute. :-)

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