Stop What You're Doing And Watch This Adorable Echidna Swim Across A River

Credit: Ashley Hallam via Storyful

Nothing about an echidna’s slender snout or spiky exterior suggests they're avid swimmers. But a video that emerged on social media shows they’re more comfortable in the water than one would expect. Ashley Hallam, an amateur photographer in Tasmania, was on a fishing trip with his daughter when he saw the jagged Australian mammal trying to cross the Swansea River on the east coast.

Hallam said it must have paddled a good 140 metres, blowing bubbles from its snout the whole way through, before finally making it to land and shaking itself off.


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