Day of the Echidna #2
So the fabulous news is the Echidna found alive after being hit by a car wasn’t seriously injured, unlike some others found by residents. Lets take this opportunity to slow down and protect our native wildlife as the human population increases.
Lets also take the opportunity to thank the volunteers at BADGAR 1300 223 427 especially Leanne and Sharon who worked for hours to ensure our echidna was safe and sound – eventually. We are asking all residents to donate old sheets, towels and new unscented tissues and new rubbish bins to help their work. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for collection time.
Echidna are totally spikeless when born, thank goodness, and they are called puggles:
Here are some happy snaps from the release. The Echidna is looking pretty pleased to be almost out and about:
The BADGAR team returned the echidna to a classic Ballarat East private property with plenty of vegetation close to bushland near where it was picked up from. We thank them, we thank the people who stopped and tried to help, we thank our youngsters for taking an interest.
Freedom at last