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Old 10-14-2008, 05:03 PM   #1
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October 14, 2008: Echidna Puggle

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Echidnas and the Platypus are the only egg-laying mammals, known as monotremes. The female lays a single soft-shelled, leathery egg twenty-two days after mating and deposits it directly into her pouch. Hatching takes ten days; the young echidna, called a puggle, then sucks milk from the pores of the two milk patches (monotremes have no nipples) and remains in the pouch for forty-five to fifty-five days, at which time it starts to develop spines. The mother digs a nursery burrow and deposits the puggle, returning every five days to suckle it until it is weaned at seven months.


Weird, unique, ugly, it's got it all.
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Old 10-14-2008, 05:07 PM   #2
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full grown echidnas are pretty cute, but that baby . . .
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Old 10-14-2008, 05:09 PM   #3
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Old 10-14-2008, 05:11 PM   #4
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It reminds me of this.
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Old 10-14-2008, 05:16 PM   #5
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Not ugly, no.
Vulnerable.
Gorgeous.

Oh, you meant the puggle
Yeah I did too.

How old is it at the cartoonish stage Bruce?
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Old 10-14-2008, 05:40 PM   #6
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I was trying to figure out if that baby is a platypus or and echidna because it looks more like a platypus to me because of the 'beak' or snout. In my travels, I found the site below which I thought was interesting, and just goes to show that you can never trust wiki.

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A baby platypus is not called a puggle, which seems to be a common misconception. There is no official name for a baby platypus, but a common suggested name is "platypup".
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Old 10-14-2008, 06:26 PM   #7
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If I had something spiny growing in my pouch, I'd dig a hole and dump it in there, too.
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Old 10-14-2008, 06:50 PM   #8
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Nothing to see here folks, move along.
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Old 10-14-2008, 08:53 PM   #9
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I was trying to figure out if that baby is a platypus or and echidna because it looks more like a platypus to me because of the 'beak' or snout. In my travels, I found the site below which I thought was interesting, and just goes to show that you can never trust wiki.

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All the photos are of an Echidna not a Platypus. A baby Echidna is called a Puggle.
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Old 10-14-2008, 09:20 PM   #10
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For some reason, every time I look at the picture in the top right, it reminds me of a cornish game hen.

I don't know if it's my monitor or my eyes playing tricks on me, but does the puggle have eyes and/or eyelids? It seems like there are just dark spots where the eyes should be...
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Old 10-15-2008, 01:17 AM   #11
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One of nature's perfect animals. It comes with lots of built-in toothpicks, which is convenient because barbecued echidna is so stringy!
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Old 10-15-2008, 02:35 AM   #12
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All the photos are of an Echidna not a Platypus. A baby Echidna is called a Puggle.
Obviously a contentious issue then huh.
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Old 10-15-2008, 03:05 AM   #13
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Only for people that think that's not an Echidna.

http://www.faunarescue.org.au/echidna.html
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Old 10-15-2008, 03:18 AM   #14
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That's not an echidna ...... This is an echidna.

Thanks for the set up, Bruce!




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It is common to see echidnas blowing bubbles from their nostrils.
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Old 10-15-2008, 04:12 AM   #15
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