Aug 2, 2006

Australia Does It Again, Mate

Seriously, where does Australia come up with these? What in the world is an echidna? I saw this photo in Yahoo! and couldn't believe my eyes. The immediate answer is that an echidna is a relative of the platypus, a worm and insect-eater who is native to Australia and New Guinea.

The more telling answer is that Echidna is, in Greek mythology, the Mother of All Monsters. That's right, Echidna went on to spawn every monster worth his or her salt in the Greek world. Thanks for bringing this mama back, Australia. Just what we needed.


Mo said...

the snot bubble and socks add, for sure.

Raging Wombat said...

(it could almost be cute - tell no one)