A thirsty Echidna

I’ve seen lots of Short-beaked Echidnas over the past few months. I wonder if the dry conditions have forced them to be on the move more than usual. A typical encounter goes like this … I see the Echidna … the Echidna senses me and immediately burrows itself into the dirt, emerging warily after a period of one to ten minutes. This one arrived for a drink, totally unaware of me sitting nearby. Its thirst slaked, the echidna waddled past, virtually under my nose and off into the bush. Nice one!

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Short-beaked Echidna, Mia Mia Track, 18th January 2016.

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4 responses to “A thirsty Echidna

  1. What a delightful encounter. Lucky you.

  2. Wonderful series Geoff

  3. I have poked about the bush for years and years but only once have i seen a half grown echidna. It was about the size of an orange. I am wondering if I have just been unlucky, or there is maybe a reason why young ones are a bit uncommon.

  4. Such a lot happens along the Mia Mia.

    Ken

    On Thu, Jan 21, 2016 at 4:45 PM, Natural Newstead wrote:

    > Geoff Park posted: “I’ve seen lots of Short-beaked Echidnas over the past > few months. I wonder if the dry conditions have forced them to be on the > move more than usual. A typical encounter goes like this … I see the > Echidna … the Echidna senses me and immediately burrows” >

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