I found an echidna
in my yard at some un-godly hour of the morning/night last night. Actually that's not quite correct, my dog, Mishka
, found it. And she barked at it for so long, after I finally woke up, I found my neighbours shining a torch into my yard to see was all the fuss was about.
I'm dissapointed I didn't have the mind at that hour to take a photo. Whilst kangaroos are no rare sight in Australia, echidnas, platypus's, koalas, wombats and other famous Australian are quite rare.
It's been about 20 years since I seen an echidina. I remember seeing two in my childhood when I was living in the southern part of Australia. I suspect they are more common in that region.
I'm not sure how the little guy got into my yard, since I have retaining-walls on almost all sides. He must have walked straight up my drive way.
I had to lock Mishka in the house so she wouldn't bother my neighbours and the echidna with her constant barking. But she continued to bother me with her whining and banging at the door. I know from memory that echidna's aren't one to stick around and he would be long gone by morning.