LET’S TALK ABOUT…. THE BANDICOOT!

LET'S TALK ABOUT.... THE BANDICOOT!

I once attended a dinner party in the UK where the main topic of conversation was how to deal with moles wrecking lawns. The equivalent in Australia would have to be the sweet bandicoot, though his pointy snout leaves a conical hole rather than a molehill. He

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THE ECHIDNA, A STRANGE LITTLE ANIMAL.

THE ECHIDNA, A STRANGE LITTLE ANIMAL.

How very special our natural history is.   The Echidna has been known by quite a few names; spiny ant-eater, porcupine,  even hedgehog! Its  real name is Echidna acubata. Oddly enough it is a cousin to the equally weird platypus. This intriguing creature lays eggs (usually two), and

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