I was later going back to Highfields for an appointment when I spotted something moving in the grass on the left hand side of the road, on the opposite side of the Charles and Mottee Rogers Nature Reserve, I slowed down to have a better look and a medium sized echidna was coming out of the grass onto the busy road to cross over to the reserve. I stopped my car in the middle of the road and put the hazard lights on, and stopped uncoming cars, so I could ensure that no one would hit this gorgeous creature. We often see echidnas and evidence of them at Our Patch and around the country areas, but it was great to see that they are somehow surviving in suburbia. Thank goodness for Charles and Mottee Rogers, that they had the foresight to donate this small patch of land to preserve a little patch of nature in what was once dense bushland.
|Echidna crossing the road to the Bush Reserve at Highfields 21/03/12|
|Safe in the Reserve :)|