Echidna trains on the move


It’s echidna mating season and Council is reminding everyone to slow down when driving through wildlife areas. These quirky creatures have quite a mating ritual, with male echidnas lining up behind the female for their chance to woo her. It’s a risky business when the echidna train tries to cross a road.

In the last month, four echidnas have been struck by cars and have needed emergency transport with the Redlands After-hours Wildlife Ambulance (RAWA) for treatment.

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This is just one example of the great work RAWA does, but it needs your help!

RAWA provides emergency rescue and transport for wildlife in Redland City and needs more volunteers. Volunteers work in teams of three, from 5pm – 8am one week every six weeks. New volunteers are given training, with the next induction day being held Saturday 19 July.

If you would like to join the RAWA team, please contact 3824 8611.

Photo credit: Echidna by Leo

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