This is an Australian (short snout) Echidna.
Did you know that Australia has egg-laying mammals called monotremes. An Echidna is one such, as is the Platypus.
When I was a kid - many moons ago - we owned a black'n'tan kelpie called Darkie. We thought long and hard about our animal names in those days! Echidna would send Darkie around the twist.
You see, they roll up into a ball when under attack to protect their soft under-belly. The dumb dog would set up a racket to wake the dead, trying to roll the tightly wound ball of echidna over to get at the weakness. For his efforts, of course, he collected many a sharp quill in the nostril.
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