This echidna skin was found on my property about five metres off the ground on an outer branch of an Acacia underneath a large Tallowwood tree. The Queensland Museum ‘Ask an Expert’ service offered the most likely explanation, as follows. A large raptor, probably a Wedge-tailed Eagle, had scavenged this unfortunate, probably road killed echidna, own up to the Tallowwood to feed, and then discarded the spiky skin, letting it fall into the shrub below.



Peter Hayes Land for Wildlife member Perseverance, Toowoomba

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