Echidna's Mating Season

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Re: Echidna's Mating Season

Postby Overlandman » Tue 21 May, 2019 5:29 pm

Interesting did you know at the bottom of this story

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-05-21/ ... p/11133300
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Re: Echidna's Mating Season

Postby mypace » Tue 21 May, 2019 10:11 pm

Thanks all Echidna news contributors - I've not only enjoyed all the photos and news but have learnt so much more about the critters! Very entertaining. (BTW my sister-in-law kept a goldfish named Fluffy.)
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Re: Echidna's Mating Season

Postby Overlandman » Thu 01 Aug, 2019 9:04 am

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Re: Echidna's Mating Season

Postby trekker76 » Thu 01 Aug, 2019 11:20 am

Interesting. Also as a side note is there a mating season for single middle aged men yet
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Re: Echidna's Mating Season

Postby Orion » Fri 02 Aug, 2019 2:49 am

You're in luck as they're always in rut.
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Re: Echidna's Mating Season

Postby trekker76 » Sun 04 Aug, 2019 12:02 pm

touche :lol:
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Re: Echidna's Mating Season

Postby CaptainC » Tue 20 Aug, 2019 8:32 pm

Have you heard of Echidna CSI https://grutznerlab.weebly.com/echidna-csi.html. They have an app for iPhone and Android that lets you collect pictures etc of echidnas and send them off to scientists who are studying them.
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Re: Echidna's Mating Season

Postby Overlandman » Tue 08 Oct, 2019 4:29 pm

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Re: Echidna's Mating Season

Postby Overlandman » Sat 29 Feb, 2020 4:54 pm

From ABC

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-02-27/ ... s/11998218

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Re: Echidna's Mating Season

Postby Overlandman » Sat 25 Jul, 2020 10:34 am

From ABC

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-07-25/ ... g/12489322

Having a steady stream of suitors vying for your affection might seem like a dream come true, but for a female echidna it's just a regular part of life at this time of year.
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Re: Echidna's Mating Season

Postby Overlandman » Thu 06 Jul, 2023 6:56 pm

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Re: Echidna's Mating Season

Postby Overlandman » Sun 17 Sep, 2023 10:12 am

Story from ABC

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2023-09-17/ ... /102855648

They're small, spiky and spread across the country — echidnas are one of Australia's most iconic animals yet surprisingly little is known about this elusive species.

Something researchers do have a firm grasp on is when the egg-laying mammals go out in search of a mate — or mates — and how often that gets them into trouble with humans.
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Re: Echidna's Mating Season

Postby johnw » Sun 17 Sep, 2023 10:56 am

Good point to keep an eye for them. A couple of weeks ago I was driving home from the shops after dark, along the local back road next to the nature reserve near our place.
Semi rural area and very dark, the only other car was ahead of me and suddenly swerved. When I got closer I saw the echidna waddling across the road.
Fortunately I was also able to avoid him but it was a close call.
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Re: Echidna's Mating Season

Postby kicyclist » Fri 22 Sep, 2023 2:22 pm

Good advice about not picking them up. Such gentle creatures. Thanks for the beautiful pics.
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Re: Echidna's Mating Season

Postby Overlandman » Mon 02 Oct, 2023 9:32 am

Interesting article from ABC
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2023-10-02/ ... /102917730


Some of the most elusive sounds in nature — echidnas talking to each other — have been recorded for the first time.
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