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Denise Savage

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Echidna Butt

I can do echidna butts really well. Well . . . . this one was quite quick, and very busy poking about, turning stones over, getting his (or her) long nose into the surface of old wood, dirt, to grab some tucker. I sat there watching it for awhile, and trying to capture it. It wasn't bothered by any human presence, even came up to my leg, sniffed, it decided I wasn't food or harbouring any and kept moving. A few minutes later I picked my jaw up off the ground . . . . .
The Tasmania echidna has more fur and less spikes than their counterpart on the Australian mainland.

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PENTAX K20D

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f/4.0
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1/60
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800
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  • Exposure: 1/60
  • Resolution: 72/1
  • Created: 4th November 2018
  • Uploaded: 29th November 2018
  • Category: Animals
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  • Jim Graves
    5 months ago
    What a special encounter.

  • CarolDM
    6 months ago
    Great shot!
    • Denise Savage
      6 months ago
      It's the best I can seem to get with these guys. They keep reminding me I'm not a wildlife photographer . . . .
  • socialtruant
    6 months ago
    Are they good to eat? Apparently the humble British hedgehog is very good, once it's been baked in clay to help remove the prickles.
    • Denise Savage
      6 months ago
      No idea. But the spines have been used by aboriginal people the pierce holes in shells for shell necklaces. I got to have a go last year.

  • Peter Millar
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    6 months ago
    great story