Minutia. Porcupine grass (Triodia) grows in tussocks on inland country (and Western U.S.). Above photo: next it is the animal, itself, scurrying away. Echidna, porcupine or hedgehog - which is which? Up date: the Australian animal is the Spiny Ant-eater in the monotreme order of egg laying mammals and often seems to be called Echidna and is a rare class of mammal.
Such deprivation! Wide country districts without Telstra coverage - no mobile or cell phone reception; hard-to-get ABC TV; The Sydney Morning Herald - possible sightings. Radio from all over yet problematic. None of which was a real priority for us visitors.