Friday, September 24, 2010

Look what wandered into my office... an echidna!

Yesterday afternoon, while typing away on my computer, inputting invoices, something caught my attention from my left side, I looked down and there was this echidna waddling past my left foot...missing me by inches... it was making a bee line for under my desk, and into the corner... I pushed my chair which is on wheels to my right and watched it snuggle into the corner.

I shouted for one of the boys to come up and get the wildlife out of my office... I have had mice, rats, lizards, harmless spiders, wasps, hornets, (need I go on???) use my office as a refuge... anyways one dawdled up and said "what now?" in an annoyed tone...I pointed, he laughed, and he went off and came back with a pair of welders gloves and the whole staff. The little fellow really didn't want to come out...

Here "it" is (wasn't going to touch those spikes to see what gender it was!) curled up into a tight ball, and put it's paws over it's eyes...if you click on the photo and look closely you can see it doing that) was so if to say, "if I can't see you, then you can't see me".

We all went out the back of the workshop and released it in the paddock near a river... where it stayed burrowed down for about 30 mins, then disappeared when no one was looking.

It was not a full grown echidna, nor a baby... but it was so cute and fairly rare to see.

Until next post..



  1. What a sweetie. We get visited at work by lots of wildlife too. It's lovely to see.

  2. Oh how cute! I wouldn't like to have one crawl under my desk though....

  3. What a gorgeous visitor! It is so cute!

  4. What a cute little guest you had! I think he is a little fellow under all those spikes...pretty fun!


  6. He is so cute....they are an amazing animal...

  7. that is the cutest thing ever! thanks for visiting my blog, and i look forward to following yours - and swapping blocks with you soon

  8. Oh goodness how cute is it. I dont think I would like the idea of the wasps or the hornets though!