Let’s get schnozzular, schnozzular!

I wanna get schnozzular
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This echidna (what’s that!?) brot to you by stellar sender-inner Johanna S.



  1. Martha in Washington says:

    OMG! Look at those prickles! I think I’ll adore him from afar!

  2. Martha in Washington says:

    Also–adorabuhls! Echidna you not! *apologizes profusely for that*

  3. Mary (the first) says:

    Now that’s cute of a different kind altogether!

  4. (The Original) Mel says:

    Prickly Blorp.

  5. He’s been a bit heavy handed with the hair gel and highlights.

  6. a punk rock star?

  7. Poor echidna. It always seems to come in second on most people’s list of “favorite egg-laying mammal”.

    Other fun echidna facts, courtesy of Wikipedia, baby echidnas are called puggles, echidna’s (and platypus) don’t have nipples, and they were named after a monster in Greek mythology.

  8. okay, so obviously, I forgot to close my link tab. A little help here?

  9. Nah, it’s Olivia Snouton John!

  10. Hahaha, Martha in Washington!

  11. bookmonstercats says:


  12. What an adorable pin cushion!

  13. I’ve met a couple of echidnas – one strolled into my school one day, casual as you please. My school was only a couple of hundred yards from Kuringai Chase National Park (where Skippy was filmed) so he probably didn’t have far to walk. (Here, only that huge freeway didn’t exist at the time.)

  14. o no he/ she/ it DI-unt!!!! says:

    *approving snerk for the muy clevaire pun*

  15. o no he/ she/ it DI-unt!!!! says:

    But I think it WORKS on the runway !!!!

  16. o no he/ she/ it DI-unt!!!! says:

    *begins singing “I was strolling through the park, one daaaaaaaaaaaaaay….”

  17. Rappenwolf says:

    Whatever Echidna is using for hair product, I want it!

  18. Now that’s cute of a different kind!

  19. it’s a nosicle-sicle

  20. peppermintflavoredmouse says:

    I knew they were named after Typhon’s mate Echidna, but I didn’t know the other facts. Puggles? I thought that was a pug/beagle mix!

  21. Is it just me, or is his shnozz upside down?

  22. Sharon Wilson says:

    Hey, they showed one of these in “Guardians of Ga’Hoole!”

  23. Colonel Jenna says:

    The spiny echidna was the second-greatest thing at the Taronga Zoo, IMO. They are just the size of a soccer ball and so keen!

    (Greatest thing was a platypus eating a crawdad. Great for me, great for the platypus, not so great for the crawdad.)

  24. o no he/ she/ it DI-unt!!! says:

    It’s also a porcupine of a different color 🙂

  25. o no he/ she/ it DI-unt!!! says:

    Ya dumayiu chto, eta an elephant, wearing a fancy spiny coat for the Oscars!!!

  26. What about wombats? *pouting*

  27. He looks quite a bit like Spiny Norman:

  28. victoreia says:

    Now that’s cute of a different kind!

  29. That’s what Knuckles the Sega character is.

  30. He looks like Guy Fieri! (or rather, his “hair” looks like Guy’s hair)

  31. @David
    Yes, yes! And I never knew what an echidna was UNTIL I saw Knuckles when I played the “Sonic the Hedgehog 3” Sega game way back when! They are really fascinating creatures. 🙂

  32. BatBlaster says:

    Ideed, reminds me of the book signing I went to the other day

  33. Colonel Jenna says:

    Wombats were in a tie for third. They were asleep, but so cute and chubby looking! My hosts told me of a campground they’d visited, where you tripped over the wombats at night, but I don’t know if that wasn’t the sort of story you tell the tourists.

  34. BatBlaster says:

    Turns out thats the favorite animal of the person signing, and little known outside the Sonic Fandom

  35. BatBlaster says:

    So little known in fact there are only 34 comments on this post

  36. Gail White says:

    And let’s get spicular! Spicular!

  37. BatBlaster says:

    I see you understand the POINT of this post

  38. BatBlaster says:

    And of coarse, no one cares, but someone I sent it too joked about hugging it. So what other animals in Australia are that adorable? Oh yeah, and I told the person signing that their scientific name means fast tounge, and not to steal their emeralds

  39. Did anyone yet share that echidnas have four penises? and that they are the only egg laying mammal?! these things are crazy! i just learned about them last week, not echidnaing you!

  40. BatBlaster says:

    You are forgetting the platypodes, which is funny as usually people forget the echidnas and only talk about Ornithorhycus anaitus.

  41. BatBlaster says:

    And no one cares Bindi Irwin likes this critter