Saturday, October 6, 2012
I'm happy to say that I am taking part in Blogtoberfest! This is the first year I am participating, and what it means is that I will be posting on my blog every day in October.
I'm excited about it and I'm enjoying it so far :-) I had been trying to find something to inspire me to post more often on my blog... and this is the perfect inspiration! :-)
The photograph above is of an echidna that I came across waddling on the side of the road in Swan Reach, Victoria, last week. He's pretty sweet, don't you think? :-)
Thanks to Wikipedia, here is a little bit of information about echidnas:
"Echidnas and the platypus are the only egg-laying mammals, known as monotremes. The female lays a single soft-shelled, leathery egg 22 days after mating, and deposits it directly into her pouch. Hatching takes place after ten days; the young echidna, called a puggle, then sucks milk from the pores of the two milk patches (monotremes have no nipples) and remains in the pouch for 45 to 55 days,at which time it starts to develop spines. The mother digs a nursery burrow and deposits the puggle, returning every five days to suckle it until it is weaned at seven months. The average wild echidna live as long as 16 years."
What animals have you seen around lately? Do you get to see much wild life where you live? Share in the comments! :-)
Labels: animal, australia, australian, blogtoberfest, echidna, monotreme, native, prickly, swan reach, victoria, wildlife
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This will be my first year doing blogtober also. Good luck. Enjoyed the photos & posts I have seen so far on your blog.ReplyDelete
What a cool picture. I had no idea what that was!ReplyDelete
Last night I saw a herd of deer which is sometimes weird because I live in such a big city. But there are animals on a large land reserve near Houston
Thank you Stacey :-) It's been such a good inspiration to actually get going and keep my blog active :-)ReplyDelete
Wow Mina, seeing a whole herd of deer would be quite a beautiful scene :-) I've only ever seen one or two deer together at a time :-)ReplyDelete
P.S. Loving your blogs too!