Monday, December 24, 2012

Wildlife in our backyard

We get lots of wildlife in our backyard as we live in the Hills with a reserve running along the back of our property.  We've had wallabies in our backyard before.  And we frequently see possums (but doesn't everyone here!), kookaburras, tawny frog mouths and we even have a powerful owl living in our valley.  But it's been a while since we're since an echidna.  In fact it was just after we moved in that we saw an echidna in our front yard (nearly 10 years ago!)  So I was very surprised and excited to walk outside yesterday and see this one.  It was purely by chance that I say it too.  I heard rustling near the deck and looked down (expecting to see the chooks having a dust bath) and was very excited to see this little echnidna.  It stuck around for a while too, alternately burying itself into the ground when we got too noisy and then sticking out it's head.  Eventually it waddled away under our house. 

A video of our little visitor. 

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