Short nosed echidna.
The short-beaked echidna is native to Australia and Tasmania. Its common name, the spiny anteater, refers to its porcupine-like quills and its long, pointed beak. From this toothless beak, it extends a six-inch long, sticky tongue to capture ants and termites. A very fast digger, it possesses strong front claws, used for that purpose and backward curving hind legs.