Jason was able to get really close to this Echidna who didn’t mind being the star of the day at all. Usually Echidnas can be quite shy but not in Tasmania they are super friendly.
Have a look at how furry this Echidna is he still has spikes however there is much more fur than the mainland Echidnas. This is due to where he’s living, in the cold alpine areas of Cradle Mountain. He was working overtime licking up ants that were nesting under this log.