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    Was fortunate enough to spot this little critter wandering around the garden this morning...an Echidna!
    Don't often come across them so regarded this experience as quite a treat
    What wonderful creatures they are...here's some pics...MM
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    I followed one around in the Wollemi National Park for a while once. He ended up getting away from me by walking down into an old wombat hole. I'm pretty sure he was giving me the finger as he disappeared! Probably considered me a feral pest.

    They are amazing creatures.
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    Got a few very close to where I live, see them at least 3 or 4 times a year
    Beautiful animal
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    We have quite a few around Canberra. I love the way they curl up with nose down if you attempt to walk near them (even 8 metres away) with that "You can't see me attitude"

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    We have a regular echidna who helps with the gardening....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Brush View Post
    We have a regular echidna who helps with the gardening....

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    Cheers for the pic Mr Brush...that is priceless...what a cutie...MM
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    Quote Originally Posted by lovetoride View Post
    We have quite a few around Canberra. I love the way they curl up with nose down if you attempt to walk near them (even 8 metres away) with that "You can't see me attitude"
    When they do that they also lock their claws into the ground so that they can’t be flipped over

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    We also employ a 2m long carpet python (on piece rates...lol) to keep the mice and rats down. Here he is resting up after dealing with something quite large, judging by the lump in his middle. Could even have been a tiny baby rabbit living in our grevillea hedge, which I'd been trying to shoot for a while, and which disappeared about the time this photo was taken....

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    [QUOTE=Mr Brush;2129024]We also employ a 2m long carpet python (on piece rates...lol) to keep the mice and rats down. Here he is resting up after dealing with something quite large, judging by the lump in his middle. Could even have been a tiny baby rabbit living in our grevillea hedge, which I'd been trying to shoot for a while, and which disappeared about the time this photo was taken.... QUOTE]

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    It took the python about 10 days to digest that and the lump to disappear....he/she was often found lying in the sun outside the front of the shed. Makes a nice change from all the other bitey snakes we get here, mainly red-bellied blacks and copperheads.

    We used to get rats and mice in traps, all the time, but since Mr/Ms Python signed on (about 3 years ago) there has never been a need to do this...

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    Red belly black's are ok, the gentleman snake! I'm not so keen on some of the more aggressive species though , browns and tigers always get my attention and I'm not real happy that they're often not in any hurry to leave the vicinity.
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