The colder season has started so that means Echidna's are out and about. This results in more casualties on the road or in people's garden (for example dog bites). We all want to help where we can, nut we might not always know what's best.
First of all, you need to ask yourself the question if it's really necessary to move the Echidna. If there are no apparent signs of injury, it may not be necessary to remove it.
What to do when you find an Echidna on the road!
What to do when you find an Echidna in the garden?
If not injured and it has entered your yard please lock up any domestic pets and leave it alone. The Echidna will leave. Try to resist going back out to check on it. When disturbed the Echidna will roll up into a ball or dig down in the ground to protect its self. Never try to dig it out using a shovel. If you remove the Echidna you may unknowingly have just made an orphan of its baby. If you can, leave it alone and keep your pets in overnight it will be
gone in the morning.
A little about our fascinating Echidna's - Did you know?