echidna


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echidna

any of the spine-covered MONOTREME mammals of the family Tachyglossidae, found in Australia and New Guinea. They have a long snout and claws for digging out ants.
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The variety of animals here is astounding; prickly but irresistibly pettable echidnas, primitivelooking duck-billed platypus, wily snow-white cockatoos, and brazen kangaroos with a kick far more powerful than any kung-fu fighter, and a punch which could knock out a champion heavyweight.
The puggle, as a baby echidna is called, hitchhikes for weeks as mom forages.
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"Stunno's Surf Adventure" is a unique, exciting, fantastic tale of a surfing echidna, or Australian spiny anteater.
I begin by reading Scylla as a monster of old, whose ruthlessness, rapacity, and association with the world of death bring her close to the Theogony's Echidna. Yet this comparison also reveals difference: Scylla is, in fact, not quite as formidable as the famous serpent-nymph.
We began living on the property in 1996 and often have seen diggings of the Short-beaked Echidna Tachyglossus aculeatus.
While I do not condone the eating of echidnas, Howitt's account of the taste of echidna is in some ways representative of a culture of paying attention to one's surroundings, of using all one's senses to "observe".
There are about five billion coins -- made from copper and nickel and stamped with images of the native echidna or spiny anteater -- in circulation in Australia.
Dressed in a pale blue shirt and navy shorts, he was also introduced to other native animals, including an echidna, spinifex hopping mice, and feathertail gliders - which he also tried to grab as they whizzed past him.
Sonic and his three pals -- tinkering fox Tails, brutish echidna Knuckles and hammer-wielding hedgehog Amy -- are starring together in a new Nintendo 3DS and Wii U game, as well as a Cartoon Network series set for release later this year, called ''Sonic Boom.'' The games and TV series will share the new style, voice actors, locales, storylines and more.
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Readers have to look very carefully, just as Nan told Simon to do, to find the butterfly, frog, gecko, echidna, owl, and stick insect concealed in the illustrations.