This is a short-beaked echidna. This one is a resident of the Toronga Zoo in Sydney. It was the first first time seeing a live specimen. It was great fun to see it emerge from the clumps of bunch grass. Only thing better would be seeing it live in the field, maybe the next trip.
This was another case (like the bat photo), where the Optio 750Z's swivel screen was a useful way to frame the shot as I had to reach down to get this ground level shot. I love the face-to-face perspective.