We’ve only been visited by an echidna once before, he walked quickly through our front area and then back again and was gone. Today however, what a treat! A big one came in and got into the ‘pond’, our upturned large round plastic rubbish-bin lid which the bigger birds like the magpies bathe in. He climbed into the pond drinking, and then scratched himself on both sides - washing himself?, soaked for a while, climbed out, and started foraging for food digging up the ground and dry grass right in front of the main windows. Then he toddled off.
As much as Marion and I hold our breath that nothing horrible will happen to the wildlife when it comes into our place, there being so many people who don’t care about it, running it over and letting their dogs roam free, we feel we’ve been blessed, given such a lovely gift by God.
Post by Samantha McCabe on Feb 26, 2014 6:14:28 GMT 10
Love the pictures of the Echidna. This is a picture of my great friend Trevor in my garden with my Canary that was poorly, we came outside to see him sitting with this very poorly pigeon, they both were comforting each other and Trevor was feeding it. We both used to say that the pigeons were so greedy and took all the food we put out for the sparrows but then we had this meeting with this sick pigeon and realised there is no separation. We have learnt to love the pigeons equally, we saw that day how unloving we were in treating them any different and the control I saw in myself for keeping a Canary in a cage and feeding it and cleaning it when I wanted to, not when It wanted to be cleaned and fed if it had been in nature, it showed me so much about how I was being to the bird, was what had been done to me as a child. I felt so awful and so bad and apologized to it up until the day it died but thanked it for what it taught me about myself and how I have changed in the way I now see animals and nature. I took his will and every day he reminded me that he had wings to fly and it was my evilness that stopped him, when he died it released us both and I will never do it again.