Feral European Rabbit
Ellura
Short-beaked Echidna
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Short-beaked Echidna (Tachyglossus aculeatus)Class: Animal (Animalia) - Chordate (Chordata) - Mammal (Mammalia)
Order: Egg Laying Mammal (Monotremata)
Family: Echidna (Tachyglossidae)
Species: Short-beaked Echidna (Tachyglossus aculeatus)
This Photo:     Front

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee) & in the Adelaide Hills
Covered in sharp spines. In defence will wedge themselves under bushes (in this case rocks) or, if out in the open, dig themselves down by pushing soil out the side.
Their spines are dark grey and light brown

Copyright © 2013- Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 19-May-2013
This species is classed as LC (Least Concern) in the Murray Mallee, by DENR (Regional Species Status Assessments, July 2010)