Rare echidna the new 'Golden Boy' of Tasmania

MOVE over 'Spinesy', Tasmania has a new 'Golden Boy'.

A rare golden echidna has been spotted roaming a property in Lauceston just weeks after an even scarcier albino echidna was spotted in the wild near the coast of the island state.

The golden echidna - dubbed "Golden Boy" - was filmed searching for ants under rocks and in a bucket.

Earlier this month, an albino echidna, nicknamed 'Spinsey' by the Seniors News crew, was filmed foraging in the Freycinet National Park at Coles Bay on the East Coast.

The little critter was a smash hit, racking up over 5,000 views, 500 likes and 250 shares on our Facebook page.

Both "Golden Boy" and 'Spinsey' are extremely rare with the species predominantly brown in colour.


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