The other day Scarlett was calling me in a very exited voice to come and look at something. Â The conversation went something like this; “Mama, come quick”. Â “What do you want Scarlett?”. Â “Come and look at this”. Â “What is this?”. Â “It’s a, um, I can’t remember what they are called, just look at this” (note: the excitement in her tone of voice was extreme by this stage!). Â I was now at the window with Scarlett and low and behold, there is an echidna digging in the garden outside our lounge room window. Â “It’s an echidna”, I explained. Â “I knew that mama, I was just so excited I couldn’t get the word out”, said Scarlett. “Of course” I replied, what else could I say! Â It is a bit of a treat to see them close up. Â Normally around here we see them waddling along the side of the road, not up by the house.
By the time we got the camera it had gone around the corner of the house and of course, was hiding. Â We took a couple of pictures and came back inside, knowing it wouldn’t move while we were around. Â The echidna proceeded to climb the steps up into the back garden. Â What a sight to behold! Â It sort of meandered, waddled and staggered it’s way up the steps. Â Didn’t get photos of course, as I was too busy giggling to myself at the scene before me. Â So this is the best I could do.