The echidna, or spiny ant-eater, is another monotreme, which has a long sticky tongue and a prickly coat like a hedgehog or porcupine – so don’t try and pick one up! Kangaroo Island is one of the best places to spot them in the wild.
Oh the platypus, what a unique mammal! Laying eggs, young retrieve milk from areas of the skin where pores secrete milk (not teats). Also, males produced poison released by the spurs near their feet. Native of Australia
an average male platypus (a little dark) swimming in this manner (in water this color) ~ professional photography ~ artistic and awkward ~ PLATYPUS TRIBE ~ all aspects to this tribe including the people are balanced to my taste and represent the Era
The PLATYPUS is a semiaquatic mammal native to eastern Australia, including Tasmania. 1 of only 5 mammals that lay eggs instead of giving birth. The unusual appearance of this egg-laying, duck-billed, beaver-tailed, otter-footed mammal baffled many.