At 'Left of Field' the owner of the park came a knocking at our door to show us this Echidna.
*The Echidna is common throughout most of temperate Australia and lowland of New Guinea. Here in Tasmania, it is particularly common in dry open country on the east coast. It is also found on open heathlands and in forests and can sometimes be seen slowly wandering along roadsides in it's characteristic rolling gait.* from the Internet
That is an old pram on top of the old tree.
Below there is a small golf course amid the trees.
Oh, he's a cutie!ReplyDelete
Isn't just so :)Delete
This language is charming, as you can see they are very graceful and nice :)ReplyDelete
They are a nice animal.Delete
What fun! He is an adorable animal. I have only seen them in photos and nature shows. Always fascinating for me to see animals from other countries. Thank you Margaret :) All very pretty photographs.ReplyDelete
Amazing this that creature often see one on country roads.
Ohh what a darling!!The Echidna is fantastic:)))Beautiful place as well:)))ReplyDelete
It's a sweety and will bury itself if disturbed too much.Delete
What a beautiful place. The Echidna is cute, I have never heard of them before. Thanks for sharing. A happy September to you!ReplyDelete
A happy September to you too and hopefully things will improve, we can hope.Delete
They cause no harm those Echidnas, they take their own time going here and there.
Love the echidna. It is many years since I have seen one in the wild.ReplyDelete
The pram on the tree is interesting. I am sure there is a story to be told.
There are many things on top of the tree/trees stumps and it's part of the charm of the place.Delete
I sure wish I could come to Australia and Tasmania and see all your amazing animals! I wonder if there is a story behind that pram.ReplyDelete
Don't know if there is a story behind pram or not. I just think 'things' were put on top of those trees/stumps for fun.Delete
Parece que no teme la cercanía del hombre.ReplyDelete
Vives en un gran país.
That one must have been a bit tame because they are wild animals who usually take off when someone approaches them.Delete
Thanks, I think I live in a nice country too :)
I have just been reading about your Echidnas and they have some very unique features - they are definitely very different from other mammals and I understand that they are the only egg laying mammals in the world that is apart your other unique mammal - the Platypus.ReplyDelete
Yes that is correct Rosemary. Have seen many a Platypus in my day but never have I acquired a good photo of one.Delete
Seeing an Echidna close up must have been good.ReplyDelete
It was good Andrew, have seen them close up before but they were always moving :)Delete
Echidnas are such beautiful creatures. To my delight, acouple of years ago I spotted one waddling across this property.ReplyDelete
The only other time I've seen one up close and personal, in the flesh, or should I say "in the spikes"...was when I lived on Newry Island.
Oh really, yes, they do indeed waddle :)Delete
wow how cool seeing one so up closeReplyDelete
It was Jo-Anne.Delete
They really do seem to be a cousin of the platypus with that much smaller "bill". I want a couple for our back yard. Right now we're trying to deal with some critter who's moved in under the house--- he smells terrible!ReplyDelete
Oh goodness, I can guess what that creature is then.Delete
Oh this is amazing to see him after long time dear Margaret ,we used to see this creature back in my native town often ,he would take shelter in our clay oven fixed in frontyard when it was coolReplyDelete
this area looks beautiful
dear Margaret i enjoyed reading heading line from your header :)
so true ,it is natural though to feel desire for such comforting questions :)
yet it is pride to be strong enough so no one worries about you :)
Thank you Baili.Delete
How good to see an echidna up so close. I have only ever seen them from a distance as they usually burrow into the ground before I have got anywhere close to them. That caravan park looks so nice too. Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
You are welcome Rosie.Delete
See an echidna occasionally when travelling about.
On both my visits to Australia I have seen echidna and was very happy to do so, excited in fact.ReplyDelete
That is wonderful, good to see other animals we've never seen before.Delete
Echidna is new to me. Its cute. That is a lovely caravan park.ReplyDelete
Very much Tasmanian is the echidna..it is a nice park.Delete
Genial. Nunca ví uno tan cerca y parece manso.ReplyDelete
Buen septiembre Margaret. Cuídate.
Well that echidna certainly wasn't fighting to get away, would say he's a friendly chap :)Delete
Bonito equidna y no pincha. Muchos besos.ReplyDelete
Yes, he is prickly, very.Delete
I had never heard or seen an Echidna before ... fascinating, and quite cute!ReplyDelete
All the best Jan