Let’s Go, We’re Losing Our Light!

"Stop standing around, people, we’ve got a fashion shoot to do!  Steve, I need you to move the herd of zebras to the left, they’re blocking the Christmas trees.  Trapeze artists, dangle a little lower, I can’t get you in frame.  Whoa, that’s enough makeup on the ballerinas, Marcie, we’re going for the natural look here.  OK, people — let’s make a statement!  (Hm, I think I’ll give this shot an F-17 with 800 ISO and 99 44/100 percent hydro-jammaframmitz.)"

You can tell it's an awesome camera; it's bigger than I am.

Found on Teh Intartubes.  That’s an Echidna, for those who don’t know.



  1. Holy bleening eye capsules, Batman!

  2. lurkingsmirk says:

    so cute and exploracious!

  3. ist da cute

  4. Cute echidna.

    Looking for more info, I found THIS 😮 on Wikipedia.

    Echidnas and the Platypus are the only egg-laying mammals, known as monotremes. The female lays a single soft-shelled, leathery egg twenty-two days after mating and deposits it directly into her pouch. Hatching takes ten days; the young echidna, called a puggle, then sucks milk from the pores of the two milk patches (monotremes have no nipples) and remains in the pouch for forty-five to fifty-five days, at which time it starts to develop spines. The mother digs a nursery burrow and deposits the puggle, returning every five days to suckle it until it is weaned at seven months.

    Male echidnas have a four-headed p***s, but only two of the heads are used during mating. The other two heads “shut down” and do not grow in size. The heads used are swapped each time the mammal c***s.

    (??? !!!)

    Hope the kids are in bed.

  5. bubbyscranky says:

    BTW, echidnas are found in Australia. They are bigger than a hedgehog, and smaller than a porcupine.

  6. “OMG! This is the bigeest ant I have ever seen in my life. I must have eet! Really!”

  7. I suddenly want… an echidna??


  8. FOUR???

    The nose here is redonk. Like someone made it up.

  9. bookmonstercats says:

    I can see his little leather fingers. Where are his opposable leather thumbs?

  10. I have two things to say

    Of course it is from Australia…
    50% of the things in Australia are cool and the other 50% are dangerous.

    this is 50% cool and 50% dangerous(Spines) Thus it is 100% Australian

  11. I’m right there with ya, Theo. I also feel I want one of these.

  12. Anyone else humming “Mammal” by They Might be Giants?

    ./~ “The bat, the cat, giraffe, and shrew, ECHIDNA, caribou” ./~

  13. it’s fingers are creeping me out

  14. Aw, it’s sweet.

  15. Nom Tom, another perfect headline, I lol’d at it.

    I love echidnas. They had some at the Taronga Park zoo in Sydney, including an albino one with white spines and pink eyes – xtreme qte!

    The only one I saw in the wild was at the side of the road near our house when we lived on the Central Coast close to the water. We stopped and made sure it had ambled far away from traffic. They do have the cutest little black button eyes, and little turned in feetses. But are spiney like a pokey-pine.

    I’m not from Australia originally but lived there for a long time, so I suppose that makes me 25% cool and 25% dangerous…

  16. I wonder if he ever curls up in a ball to get through loop-de-loops or puts on red and white running shoes? Hmmm…

    (He’s cute, at any rate!)

  17. Jennie Mello says:

    I really really really want one of those for xmas. The echidnda, not the camera.

  18. Heck, I’d settle for the camera…

  19. berthaservant says:

    I saw this dude in the canteen scene in Star Wars, right?


  20. Dinsdale?

  21. totalee puppy says:

    NTMTOM caption recognize immediately. Thankful for
    NTMTOM…must think of other reasons to be thankful.

  22. f17 with 800 iso would probably be way overexposed…

  23. LMAO Annie.

    I’m waiting to see Bilbies and Potaroos on C.O.

  24. Especially cute with its paws on the camera!

  25. He could use that nose as a screwdriver,I Echidnda you not.

  26. Oh little(big) echidna… You’re so cute!

    Didn’t knoW they were so large.

  27. Very cute! Although I have to admit I’m seeing dramatic similarities between our little echidna and “Trumpy” of the Pod People/MST3K fame…

  28. Kristabelle says:

    I think I’m going with the 50/50 cute/dangerous breakdown.

    Further confirmation that I MUST go to Australia in the near future!!!!

  29. Well, sign ME up for the Echidna Fan Club.

  30. I never heard of the Echi -whatcahmacallit before!
    Are ALL the mammals with pockets in Australia? What’s with that.
    On a personal note – it’s cute and I luv eeeet!!!

  31. Rubeh Begonia says:

    I’m loving his Pat Riley slicked back ‘do. Such a cutie. (This guy, not Pat Riley).

  32. TMBG, MST3K and Flying Circus references in one thread?


  33. The echidna has a larger prefrontal cortex (as a percentage of the overall critter) then any other mammal.

  34. Whoops: I mean “than”.

  35. Echidana believe that this critter lays eggs like a Platypus, cool/wierd! 🙂

  36. since echidnas are found in Australia, there wouldn’t be zebras there at the photo shoot… mob of kangaroos, perhaps?

    saw one of these in the wild in australia…freaked out and made the bus driver stop so we could look at it up close! so cute.

  37. Alternate captions:

    “Darnit! I know the ants are in here…somewhere.”

    “Maybe if I snap this part off the ants will come out…”

    “Oooooh…shiny thing….smell good…”

  38. totalee puppy says:

    “must think of other reasons to be thankful”…
    shoulda been “must think of additional reasons to be
    thankful”…NTMTOM, for some reason you mean a whole lot…Have a Happy

  39. Fegli, that’d be Sonic. Knuckles is the Echidna, even though he doesn’t have the long snout or the fashionable camera~!

    Very cute picture<33

  40. I do”n want him by my camra.