Friday, 30 November 2007

Yer actual monotreme

On 30 November I was called out of the shower as an echidna (aka spiny ant-eater) was exploring under our deck. A few photos were taken.


This is the long view to give an idea of where it was at the start of the episode (just to the right of the steps).










Close up 1 - it looks to be 3/4 asleep to me!










Close-up 2 - getting ready for movement.




For reasons that escape me, Frances thought it worth taking this image of me assessing the beast's progress under the deck. It was aware of my presence so had done the usual "ostrich act" and dug itself in against the foundations. When we checked again 30 minutes later it had taken itself off.

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