Saturday, 19 November 2011

Echidnas!

Not so long ago Jake (the Jack Russell-Corgi cross with Queen Anne front legs who thinks His Job is to Keep An Eye On Everything) ran TWO lovely echidnas to earth.
Literally!
He spent from 5 in the morning till 10 just helplessly yipping at these invaders of his territory. They are so lovely, there is a little furrow under the back gate where the echidnas come in to forage in the night.
For termites.
Around my house...

I am so lucky to live on the edge of the bush and be visited by some amusing creatures.

The echidnas waddle and snuffle around. This is what they look like when they aren't hunkered down escaping mad crazy watchdogs: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-JgYrpncA2Y&feature=youtube_gdata_player

This video was taken not too far from where I live - the bush is the same, and I could probably find mine ambling around too if I wasn't sleeping so much...


3 comments:

Kate said...

I love creatures to. I was actually quite pleased when possums found their way into the roof space - it's kind of nice when I hear them scrabbling around - although the screeching I can do without. I know I should get rid of them, but...

Wilma NC said...

The look like our porcupines, must be related. But your picture makes them look like those boot cleaners that you set on your front porch, lol.

Quiltbug said...

These are cute little guys. Actually from the video I can see that they aren't all that little. Do they lose the spines like the porcupines lose theirs? I have a collection of porcupine quills that I use as stilettos.