Meat Ant Nest with Echidna Damage
South Australia

photograph © Alex Wild 2005

This meat ant nest was recently visited by a hungry Echidna, a bizarre Australian mammal related to the platypus.

Australia, SA: Naracoorte Caves
19.x.2005  37º04'S 140º50'E
Dry Sclerophyll.

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This image was captured with a Canon EOS D60.