The Echidna is a frequent and welcome sight around Nungurner. Their ideal habitat is dense undergrowth, including rotting tree stumps with a good supply of ants and termites which they collect with their long, sticky tongues.
Disturbed ground near the base of trees or fallen logs can be an indicator that an echidna has been browsing for food.
Echidna young are commonly known by the charming name of “puggles” !
For their protection we should avoid insecticides that kill ants and may be toxic if eaten by echidnas.