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Thread: We had an Echidna come and visit us today

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    Quote Originally Posted by NikkiLu View Post
    Thank you so much for taking the time to show us this picture! May have seen one in a zoo but not even sure about that! Our dog passed away and I found his dog dish one day and decided to put some food scraps in it and I set it on my front sidewalk where I could see it from my front door. The next day, the food was gone. Kept doing it and the food kept disappearing. So, I started watching out my front door just a little after dark, with the front porch light on. In the next few weeks I saw the following: many different possums - some little some big, etc.; a family of racoons all fighting over the food; a grey fox a red fox and two different cats.
    What a fun story! I would love to have been on the porch watching with you.

    Woody, thank you for sharing the picture. It's really cute, though I would be keeping my distance! I hope you don't have to wait another 20 years to see another one!

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    Quote Originally Posted by barny View Post
    Well, she fits right in to the design of your picture. What a picture! Beautiful!
    She really does ... I thought the same thing. Cute little animal. Thanks for letting us see it.
    Pat

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    Oh so cute. I'd not heard of that one!! great photo.

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    darling-when I lived in Victoria I saw one by the side of the road-alive. they are darling. I also loved the birds and miss them. I had never seen a bird fly upside down until I saw a white cockatoo do it. Great fun.
    The possums were darling and very friendly. They would bring their babies and wait for me to put out fruit. If I forgot or got busy they let me know my making a chirping noise. The cockatoos would come right up to the glass doors and knock with their beaks. Made for an interesting time when the moggies (Aussie for cats) were on the other side of the glass!!
    Thanks for posting-great memories

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    Adorable! If you did landscape quilting, this would make a great memento.

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    How unusual. Thanks for sharing something that I've never even heard of. I sure hope one of my DGKs asks me something about echidnas! They think I know everything (haha) and this would blow their minds!

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    I understand that they are also known as the Spiny Anteater. Very nice picture and beautiful landscape. Thanks for sharing.
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    What a lovely little visitor Woody. I haven't had one at home, but during the drought one used to visit the farm where I work to drink from a water dish during the day. Obviously very thirsty to come out into the open so frequently in daylight. Haven't seen it since the drought broke though.

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    thank you for the pic. your country has so many creatures.we have never seen. he looks simular the the porcupine. I will have to look him up after i get off here. the pic that get posted of the kookabra was cool. I don't remember who did it but now the song we sung way back in school makes more sense now. we never knew what we were singing about. maybe the teacher could of explained it better of what it was? LOL

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    Thaank you so much for taking the time to post these pics of these unusual animals...we would probably never get this oppurtunity otherwise
    she or he is a cutie, like a big hedge hog.

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    What a cute little creature. It almost looks like a porcupine. Thanks for sharing this with us.

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    We used to feed the stranded, orphann opposums,
    personally, i love them and think they are so cute.

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    Very cute! It looks like it's posing for you.

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    How interesting! Thanks so much for sharing this beautiful pic. I have never heard of one before. I had no idea what I was going to see when I opened your thread. They do look like a porcupine. God certainly created some interesting and really cool creatures for us to enjoy. Thanks again for sharing.

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    What a treat to see your picture of that animal in your yard! Beautiful yard, by the way. At my age, I would never get to Australia but know of the beautiful and gentle creatures that live there like the Koala, etc. Seeing yours is like being there instead of just seeing a photo in a book or film. Thanks for sharing...

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    What a joy.Thank for sharing.For years I have enjoyed books on Australia.
    I'm an obsessive compulsive quilter and batik aholic. I make only king size quilts.

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    Great photo. And thanks for the lesson. I didn't know there was such an animal;laying eggs and providing milk. Very interesting, informative and fun. Thanks for posting!
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    Thanks for sharing the picture of this cute little critter.

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    Thanks so much Woody. I do love animals

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    We get armadillos here in Little Rock.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SharonCase View Post
    We get armadillos here in Little Rock.
    I would love to see one of those in the wild
    Isn't the world such a facinating place
    The biggest risk is the one not taken

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    What a great visitor (nice Bilbergia too - we call it Queen's Tears). They are such shy, vulnerable creatures, lovely to be able to have one in your garden. We get lots of birds, tiny possums and our most frequent guests are bobtails. Late spring and summer they are everywhere.....they send our dogs into a frenzy. Fortunately the dogs just stand and bark and don't actually touch them. I keep my leather gloves handy to move them into quieter parts of the garden. Great pic and thanks for sharing with us.

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    All I can say is I am jealous! How beautiful it is. How lucky you are!
    peace
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    What a unique animal! Thank you so much for sharing.
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