Despite being mostly peace-loving and herbivorous, Wombats are responsible for more human deaths than any other animal in Australia. Thanks to their tough rear hide, low center of gravity and a tendency to come out at twilight, these 70-90 lb marsupials can act as launching ramps for cars (and have been known to survive!)
The elusive short beaked echidna looks a bit like a walking sea urchin with a beak. It also has a pouch like that of a marsupial and lays eggs like a reptile. Even more amazing is the fact that is has the lifespan of an elephant!