Took this series of pics one afternoon recently… spotted an echidna crossing the road and bounded out of the car, Nikon aloft and bemused son in my wake.
I was berry, berry quiet and sneaky… waiting for him to unfurl himself from his usual echidna protective response (rolling into a spiky ball) to attempt the Hedgehog hurdles.
I have made a slideshow to capture the ‘action’ for you.
And before you ask… YES, it is pretty close to real time. (Okay, maybe sped up SLIGHTLY!)
Note the ‘hesitations’ (or rollups) mid sequence… I suspect these are in leiu of a proper ‘run up’ in true hedgehog style.
Any other Bush Olympians out there?
What’s your favourite event in the ‘Real’ Olympics?