For the last few years I’ve been privileged to live in Tasmania, Australia’s smallest and arguably most beautiful state. One of the wonderful things about Tasmania is the opportunity to regularly encounter unique wildlife. We have some of the most interesting creatures in the world and with many of them, you don’t have to travel far to meet them.
For example, I take a daily walk which brings me through a nearby bushland reserve. During the warmer months, I frequently encounter the oddly fascinating echidna. I’ll be walking along and an echidna will be foraging for food in the dirt at the side of the track. If I walk up slowly from behind, usually I won’t be noticed. But if I am noticed, the echidna doesn’t scurry away like most creatures might. Instead, it freezes in place, tucks its head down and hopes for the best.
If you’ve never…
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