A Tasmanian echidna, Tachyglossus aculeatus, near Wynyard, Tasmania, which is much colder, which may explain the furriness, but more likely, it is a juvenile.

A Tasmanian echidna, Tachyglossus aculeatus, near Wynyard, Tasmania, which is much colder, which may explain the furriness, but more likely, it is a juvenile.

We saw few dingoes...

We saw few dingoes.

Dingo tracks are large and distinctive. The coin is an Australian 50 cents, 32 mm or 1.25 inches across.

Dingo tracks are large and distinctive. The coin is an Australian 50 cents, 32 mm or inches across.

We saw few dingoes...

We saw few dingoes.

Endangered yellow-footed wallaby, Flinders Ranges.

Endangered yellow-footed wallaby, Flinders Ranges.

Flying foxes (fruit bats), Royal Botanical Gardens, Sydney.

Flying foxes (fruit bats), Royal Botanical Gardens, Sydney.

Dugong mandible from the croc-infested side of Thusday Island, where the locals butcher their meat.  It's a wonder there wasn't more camera shake. This has been used in two of my books.

Dugong mandible from the croc-infested side of Thusday Island, where the locals butcher their meat. It's a wonder there wasn't more camera shake. This has been used in two of my books.

An echidna, Tachyglossus aculeatus, just off the Hume Highway in southern New South Wales.  The feet dig in, and they wait for a predator to go away.  I was the predator who stopped traffic and carried it off the road: not easy, without gauntlets.

An echidna, Tachyglossus aculeatus, just off the Hume Highway in southern New South Wales. The feet dig in, and they wait for a predator to go away. I was the predator who stopped traffic and carried it off the road: not easy, without gauntlets.

A North Head echidna, Tachyglossus aculeatus, North Head, Sydney.

A North Head echidna, Tachyglossus aculeatus, North Head, Sydney.

A North Head echidna, Tachyglossus aculeatus, North Head, Sydney.  This is a juvenile, about 9 months old.

A North Head echidna, Tachyglossus aculeatus, North Head, Sydney. This is a juvenile, about 9 months old.

Endangered yellow-footed wallaby, Flinders Ranges. These four shots weren't perfect, but they cover the animal's traits fairly well.

These four shots weren't perfect, but they cover the animal's traits fairly well.

Endangered yellow-footed wallaby, Flinders Ranges.

Endangered yellow-footed wallaby, Flinders Ranges.

Endangered yellow-footed wallaby, Flinders Ranges. This mob hang out by the road, and I suspect the tourist people feed them to keep them there>

This mob hang out by the road, and I suspect the tourist people feed them to keep them there>

This is how echidnas curl up when they are turned over. NOTE: you need to know what you are doing, before you tackle this!  Juvenile animal, north-west  Tasmania.

This is how echidnas curl up when they are turned over. NOTE: you need to know what you are doing, before you tackle this!

Kangaroo and joey, Wilpena, Flinders Ranges, South Australia.

Kangaroo and joey, Wilpena, Flinders Ranges, South Australia.

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