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Echidna At Ferny Hills

Monotremes are mammals that lay eggs in stead of giving birth to live young.

 

And unfortunately not being lucky enough yet to have sighted a platypus in Brisbane, this makes this beautiful little echidna my one and only Monotreme sighting to date.

 

In April 2013 I was walking in bushland at Ferny Hills, I heard a rustle and was delighted to see this Echidna.

 

 

I had never seen or have seen since a Echidna in the Brisbane area, This was my one and only sighting.

 

I would of loved to have gotten some photos of him ambling about but he was very shy and burrowed down and wasn't keen to pose for any happy snaps

 

Apparently Echidna's are reasonably common although if you have seen a Echidna  you can report your sightings to Wildlife Qld who run a Echidna watch programme  http://www.wildlife.org.au/projects/echidna/shapshot1.html

 

I would love to hear about any sighting you have had as well,

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I saw one Sunday 24 June at 10.30 pm crossing Moggill road near the major Indooroopilly roundabout. He got across safely

I saw an echidna crossing the road at The Gap on 16/6, then he went foraging in the primary school. There have been a few sightings at The Gap this year" I had not seen one before having lived here for 23 years

We have one in our garden in Taringa at the moment, hence me googling what to do about it. Thanks for the link above.



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