Monday, January 11, 2010

11. Echidna Crossing

Originally uploaded by jjash2010
Today on my way into town I saw an echidna crossing the road. It was going quite quickly and making its way to the creek. In fact the creek is called Emu creek but there aren't any Emus there now.

Echidnas are monotremes and can swim. They need to go in the water to cool their bodies down. Every couple of years we have an echidna sighting at Epsom PS. Last year there was one digging a hole near the football posts so we put it in a box and took it down to the creek near school.

The echidna is featured on the 5 cents piece which they have been talking about eliminating from our coins. Do we need 5 cent pieces? The one and two cent pieces have gone already.

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