Friday, April 13, 2012
Echidna shopping at Woolworths in Cowes: Ph. Is.
As Doug walked towards the entrance of the Woolworths Shopping Complex in Cowes, his attention was drawn to a crowd of people surrounding one very frightened echidna. It was trying to burrow into the concrete, and when that proved impossible, the echidna tried to make his way through the glass shop front.
Using a shopping bag and towel from the ute, Doug got the echidna into the bag and then into the ute.
Back home, we took the echidna down our bush track and released him in an area of bush beside the mutton bird rookery. We've seen other echidnas in this area, and there are plenty of ants there for them to eat.