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Edited for the Inner Animal challenge journal Inner Animal Challenge

I know you all think I’m a cow but I’m really an Echidna. I too am short and round, yet I’m unique and beautiful in my own way. I’m a friendly quiet critter who loves to be with family and friends, but do tend to hang out on my own alot. I share everything I have, even if its my only meal. I am not afraid to get close but if you rub me the wrong way, don’t complain when you get stung.
All winnings should go to the RSPCA of SA because they do so much for our animal friends.

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Echidna had to share his tucker with one of his neighbours, much to his disapproval!! He didn’t want to share and flashed his spines and covered his food to say so. But Magpie came over just as soon as the human carer left a dish of food and wasn’t at all fussed by the spines or the fact that most of the dish got covered as soon as he had one go at trying to duck in to nick something.
I took heaps of photos, all showing the maggie either getting nudged away or the echidna shuffling around in circles over his dish (and eating at the same time… maybe its a girl cos of the great multitasking!!). Eventually, the maggie got a bit. I reckon the echidna must have been getting full… and we’re all a bit slower when we’re full up!! The maggie did a bit of a happy dance before flying off to the nest!!

I reckon they were both friends… just having a game at lunchtime!

Taken at Urimburra, Victor Harbor, South Australia… home of happy native animals, mostly rescued and definitely much loved.

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animal, australian, bird, echidna, food, friends, lunch, magpie, marsupial, native

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Comments

  • Adam Gormley
    Adam Gormleyover 5 years ago

    Hi Georgie, what a stunning capture! You don’t see this everyday :)

  • Thanks Adam :D
    I was lucky… the maggie only stopped for a microsecond when it grabbed its prize!!

    – georgiegirl

  • JimFilmer
    JimFilmerover 5 years ago

    what can I say…echidnas are just super cool

  • Absolutely!!!! They are such awesome animals!!

    – georgiegirl

  • © Karin  Taylor
    © Karin Taylorover 5 years ago

    aw, how adorable gg!!

  • Thanks Karin!!!

    – georgiegirl

  • Anita Inverarity
    Anita Inverarityover 5 years ago

    Cool- what a great shot GG xxxxx

  • Thanks so much Anita ;D

    – georgiegirl

  • udonchow
    udonchowover 5 years ago

    So cuuuute!! A rare sight I suppose :D You are so good with the descriptions, GG!

  • Thanks so much!! I just prattle on and on… sometimes I have to delete stuff cos I’ve gone on and on and on!! and on!!! ha ha
    These two are a rare sight for us, but if we lived in the park we might see these two sharing meals every day!! or rather, would see the Maggie nicking food every day!! ;D

    – georgiegirl

  • Stephen Mitchell
    Stephen Mitchellover 5 years ago

    This beats my shot because you have caught both the Magpie and the Echidnea! Great work!

  • georgiegirl
    georgiegirlover 5 years ago

    You’re too kind!! But thank you :D

  • Olga Gorbacheva
    Olga Gorbachevaabout 4 years ago

    Love all your animals!

  • Thank you so much Olga :D

    – georgiegirl

  • EnPassant
    EnPassantover 3 years ago

    Great shot georgiegirl. If only we humans could get on so well :)

  • Thank you. I totally agree… the leaders of our world could learn so much from friends like these!

    – georgiegirl

  • sandygrafik
    sandygrafikover 3 years ago

    Lovely capture, GG!!

  • Thanks so much :D

    – georgiegirl

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