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295-305) And in a hollow cave she bare another monster, irresistible, in no wise like either to mortal men or to the undying gods, even the goddess fierce Echidna who is half a nymph with glancing eyes and fair cheeks, and half again a huge snake, great and awful, with speckled skin, eating raw flesh beneath the secret parts of the holy earth.
Her did Pegasus and noble Bellerophon slay; but Echidna was subject in love to Orthus and brought forth the deadly Sphinx which destroyed the Cadmeans, and the Nemean lion, which Hera, the good wife of Zeus, brought up and made to haunt the hills of Nemea, a plague to men.
This section has many beautiful photographs showing the wide array of fauna to be met during a visit to the gardens: birds, butterflies, moths, wallabies and kangaroos, echidnas, water dragons, skinks, snakes and more.
Walking trails cater for all ages and levels of fitness and offer hikers a chance to observe a variety of native animals including western grey kangaroos, lace monitors, emus, echidnas and yellow-footed rock-wallabies.
Tall white manna gums, rough barked box trees, silver wattles and a rich community of native plants provide a safe home for black-faced wallabies, wombats, echidnas, sugar gliders, phascogales and song birds of every shape and colour--all nourished by the cool, fresh flowing river water.
It is set on a large 35-acre land which is a home for not only the koala bears but also wombats, kangaroos, eagles and echidnas among others.
Every attendee could have the picture taken with a cuddly koala in addition to enjoying other Australian wildlife in the Sanctuary including kangaroos, echidnas, platypus, emus, lorikeets, and more.
With no nipples and reptilelike eggs, short-beaked echidnas look like a first draft of a mammal.
Historically, the land on which Karakamia now sits would have supported about 15 mammal species, but when the property was first surveyed, there were only three: kangaroos, which were too big for the foxes, a few bush wallabies and some echidnas, which are too prickly for the feral predators to take on.
In my teaching, for example, I show students old tree stumps that are habitat for echidnas in our local forest.
Many more echidnas were seen on sandy road verges, thankfully alive.
There is also a section on wild life, such as echidnas, possums, wombats and flying foxes.