Sunday, December 18, 2016

ZooWeird 18

A doggerel series about odd or little-known animals.

Echidnas are animals belonging to the family Tachyglossidae, and along with the platypus, they are the only surviving members of the monotreme order,  the only mammals that lay eggs instead of giving birth to live young. As of today, there are four surviving Echidna species, that can be found in New Guinea and Australia. Read more:

The echidna features lots of spines—
She loves, of course, the finest wines.

She hasn’t got the longest leg—
But will, if needed, lay an egg—

A useful skill at Easter-time,
Though only in the creature’s prime—

That’s when, you know, she’s having sex
With current hubby (or an ex-?).

And such is life, echidna-style.
(I like mine better—by a mile!)

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