Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Wordless Wednesday: Our Special Visitor

In honor of Australia Day tomorrow,  I'd like to introduce you to our special little visitor....

My Children were surprised, delighted and instantly fell in love with this spikey little traveler......our echidna!   If you look closely at the last shot, you can see the brave black ants he missed for lunch, crawling on his  head! We were lucky enough to have this beautiful Native Australian marsupial appear in our garden, twice... before he was never seen again....

The kids (and grown-ups) still keep an eye on this spot though....Just in case.....




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To Celebrate Wordless Wednesday, I'm linking up with My little Drummer Boys, Sakura Haruka, Tina's pic story and Tots and Me. You can visit these sites for beautiful photos!

37 comments:

  1. Lucky you. I love echidnas - from a safe distance of course.

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    1. Indeed...They are incredibly spikey!!

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  2. They don't look too cuddly but still a treat to see one in your garden!

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    1. Thanks Cathy...definitely not cuddly...but the kids just adored him!

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  3. They make our hedgehogs in the UK look a little puny.

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    1. Hi Roger, I was actually surprised to see how big this guy was. Thanks for commenting!

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  4. I don't know if I've ever seen one of those before, how cool that you got to see it up close!

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    1. Thanks Megan! he wasn't too scared of us either.

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  5. Unreal, they are suppose to be good luck I have been told :)

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  6. How cute! We saw one the other day on the side of the road. We even did a U-turn and went back to have a closer look (and take him further away into the bush), but we couldn't find him anymore.

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    1. Thanks Tat. We thought he was cut too...in a spikey sort of way :)

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  7. Such a cute post! I'm having a linky party and would love for you to link up and share with me at www.thesouthernproductqueen.com! Thanks!

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  8. Thanks for your comment and invitation!

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  9. Hello SportyMummy, good to meet you via Wordless Wed, and how exciting to have an echidna in the garden. I've never seen one really close too and would love too... though not to touch!

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  10. That's brilliant.
    Will have to show my Magoo when he wakes!
    :-)

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    1. Thanks Shar...I hope he liked it! we had lots of kids come over to visit him.

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  11. Great photos. Fancy having such a unique creature in your garden

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    1. Thanks Tamara! They are supposed to be quite common around Canberra, but it's the first time one set up house in our garden!

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    1. Thank you! and thanks for visiting my blog!

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  13. Oh he is absolutely lovely! I love how they waddle around, but can run really fast when they need to. So cute :o) xo

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    1. Thanks! I scared him a couple of times getting too close with the camera and he took off!!

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  14. Got to love an Echidna. They can wander up to 4km from their babies in search of food for them. We often get them out here, the kids are fascinated by them. Great pics.

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    1. Thanks Nat, they are building a new housing estate in the vacant land next to us, I think he came from there.

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  15. wonderful pics! thanks for joining us :)

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  16. Oh cool, never seen these in real life! :) Thanks for the pic.

    Found you over at a link up, hope you come by http://daytodaymoments.blogspot.com ;)

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    1. Thank you! I've just visited your lovely blog too!

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  17. how cool! I'll bet you kids loved seeing "it"!

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  18. I have never seen one before! Quite an interesting character. Thanks so much for sharing the photos!

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  19. So cute! and so lucky to find such a little creature

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  20. Wow! What an awesome visitor to have :)

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