Sunday, 29 April 2012

Echidna

We had a visitor near our yard yesterday.

The dog wasn't sure what to make of it!
Have you ever looked between their spikes?
They don't have much fur to keep them warm!
Their faces are so cute but hard to photograph because once they uncurl they don't stop moving
and they are so low to the ground that grass and twigs get in the way!

9 comments:

Busy mum of 3 said...

In response to your post on the 24th of April, petition is signed, with pleasure, good luck!

Linda said...

Thank you, thank you, you lovely lady!

Kim said...

How lovely to have such a special visitor in your yard! It must mean that your garden is being very permaculturish and native creatures think it is a great place to visit!

Linda said...

Kim 'twas nice to see him and I love your permaculturish vision, but our yard is pretty much surrounded by bush. To our west (where he was) we only need to walk 5 metres to be in the bush. Heaps of roos, wallabies etc. We are very lucky!

farmer_liz said...

very cute! I've never seen one up close :)

Linda said...

Hi Liz, They are cute but silly. They curl in a ball for protection but if you sit still enough they figure you're not there. This one nearly touched my leg as he waddled off! Love your new picture. Very farmerish!

Fiona from Arbordale Farm said...

How exciting to have one in your yard. We are surrounded by farmland so miss out on seeing a lot of wildlife. Very cute photos.

Evi said...

They are gorgeous aren't they? Love the way they waddle along, from side to side!
A friend of ours accidentally ran over one and it punctured his tyres leaving several spikes stuck there. Poor thing.

Linda said...

Fiona we are very lucky because we are also surrounded by farmland but live on a bush block so I think we get extra wild life. They can come here for shelter.

And yes Evi they are gorgeous. Who's the poor thing?! Man or Echidna?