A spiny friend

Echidna

This gorgeous little friend was creeping along one of the roads in central northern Tasmania as a few friends and I were travelling through the more mountainous regions of Tassie. We quickly stopped to get a good look and it turns out that it wasn’t very shy. Echidnas (Tachyglossus aculeatus) are mush furrier in Tassie than in mainland Australia because it is so much colder here.