Forget elf on a shelf – he’s as common as muck.
There’s someone much more unique you can join on their Christmas escapades – Spike on a hike.
Spike is a short-beaked echinda who travels around Crowdy Bay National Park, educating those who join him vicariously on local wildlife and the Park’s attractions, broadening people’s eyes to the various assets around the park.
Spike was introduced to his Facebook audience on November 26 by last year’s adventurer – Skip on a trip.
So far Spike has relaxed on the beach, announced a total fire ban, talked about road safety and wildlife, and shown off some pretty spots within the Park.
His latest adventure, at the time of writing, was introducing two baby plovers.
“Today I spent my time exploring my home campground, Diamond Head. At the moment we’re lucky to have two baby plovers wandering around!” Spike said.
“While you’re in the campground you may see the adult plovers squawking and swooping goannas and other animals to try and keep them away from their babies. Please help, my human friends, by not going too close to the babies and stressing out their parents. Thank you”
Join Spike on his hikes at www.facebook.com/crowdybaynationalpark.
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