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Aha! They spotted it!

  • 1 Echidna RC2 J82 A8 GTOC Reuters
    A trail camera got a picture of Attenborough’s long-beaked echidna in Indonesia. (Expedition Cyclops/Handout via Reuters)
  • 2 Long Beaked echidna credit enguerrand blanchy
    Do you see the dirt on this long-beaked echidna’s nose? It pokes the ground for snacks! (Enguerrand Blanchy)
  • 3 western long beaked echidna credit Tim Laman
    The long-beaked echidna has spines like a hedgehog. (Tim Laman)
  • 4 Western Long Beaked Echidna credit Klaus Rudloff
    Do you see why this creature is named the long-beaked echidna? (Klaus Rudloff)
  • 5 Echidna baby University of Queensland and Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary
    Echidna babies are called puggles. (University of Queensland and Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary)
  • 1 Echidna RC2 J82 A8 GTOC Reuters
  • 2 Long Beaked echidna credit enguerrand blanchy
  • 3 western long beaked echidna credit Tim Laman
  • 4 Western Long Beaked Echidna credit Klaus Rudloff
  • 5 Echidna baby University of Queensland and Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary

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It has spines like a hedgehog.  It has a nose like an anteater.  It has feet like a mole.  It is a kind of echidna (ih-KID-nuh).  No one saw it for years.

People found one at last!

Pray: Thank God that He knows and cares for all the creatures He makes.

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Scientists from Oxford University in England went on a four-week trip last summer. They explored the Cyclops Mountains of Indonesia. They set up 80 trail cameras. On the last day, they gasped at one picture. It was Attenborough’s long-beaked echidna! It has been over 60 years since anyone recorded the shy creature. Echidnas live in burrows. They come out mostly at night. Their babies are called puggles. Males have small spurs on their hind legs. Echidnas and platypuses are the only mammals that lay eggs.

“All that moves in the field is mine.” (Psalm 50:11)