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Of all of the fauna that comes and goes across the wildlife refuge this must surely be the most outrageous and beautiful creature. The Short-beaked Echidna are mammals that lay eggs and produce milk for their young. Mostly nocturnal, they can sometimes be seen in the day during mild conditions or during mating season when they create “Echidna trains”. The Echidna has a pointy snout and an extremely long sticky tongue to catch ants and termites, it’s only food source. Their nose is sensitive to electrical signals from insects. These harmless, defensive creatures are fortunately found across Australia in sufficient numbers to survive, to date.

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