Look out for puggles

A puggle hidden in a pile of wood chips

A puggle hidden in a pile of wood chips

The other day we were shown a puggle in a pile of woodchips. A puggle is a baby echidna. We were careful not to disturb it but managed to get a brief glimpse of the small body and soft fur. The landholder had come across the puggle when shifting the mulch around some newly planted trees. When the echidnas are old enough they leave the burrow they are born in and start to venture out into the wide world, their mother will go off foraging for food and leave them in a secure place. The latest Backyard Buddies has an interesting article about echidnas - link