echidna: the cutest animal so far

echidna with camera
yeah? YEAH?!

stumbled across this little guy on accident. god bless the google reader.
he’s an ECHIDNA, a relative of the platypus, native to New Guinea and Australia. not to be confused with echidna, the mother of all monsters.
these puppies are similar to anteaters, in that they use their long, sticky tongues to eat ants and termites from logs and anthills and the such.

the baby echidnas are called puggles, and look like this:
puggle

now, to help you forget about those ugly mugs…
echidna

scott

8 responses to “echidna: the cutest animal so far

  1. riemanmiller

    Hmm…I really don’t think you guys are posting enough. MORE POSTS PLEAZE!

  2. you should blog, too! more variety!

  3. nice pic. check out the post I wrote yesterday about echidnas. I am the missing link between Matthew McConaughey and koalas and I will be Down Under next week.
    M

  4. that ant eater thing was looking kindof weird

  5. little fella is so cute!

  6. the cutest so far!

  7. ECHIDNAS ROCK!! IF YOU CAN TAKE A PICURE OF A ECHIDNA HOLDING A LACROSSE STICK I WILL SPREAD THE WORD ABOUT YOUR SITE!! (AND MUCH MUCH MUCH MORE!! )

  8. why would you want that? besides the obvious reason: echidnas holding anything is amazing.

    well… here’s the closest you’re going to get, i’m afraid:

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