Echidna encounter

Always a delight to encounter a Short-beaked Echidna.

On this occasion we met on one of the side tracks at the Rise and Shine Bushland Reserve, detecting each other at much the same time.

The echidna burrowed for safety beside a large Long-leaved Box as I sat patiently by. After a few minutes it surfaced cautiously and continued on about its business.


Short-beaked Echidna, Rise and Shine Bushland Reserve, 5th November 2022











8 responses to “Echidna encounter

  1. What a wonderful encounter!

  2. Lovely photos. I wonder if you have ever seen an echidna smaller than an orange. I have spent a lot of time in the bush, but have never, ever seen a small echidna.

  3. Hi, very interesting echidna pale underneath I’ve not seen any pic’s showing this. Love the pic’s.

  4. watching them has its own rewards. I was recently surprised by the way they walked, throwing their back legs sideways

  5. Gorgeous photos as always. Thanks for your blog. I’ve been following for some years now and feel like I’m starting to get to know local fauna and flora.

    Sent from my iPhone


  6. kristinmundaygmailcom

    Such an intriguing and fun creature. Thank you for the delightful shots.

  7. Thank you for the great photographs.

  8. Fantastic photos. Thank you so much. It made my day.

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