Is she fur real? Tubby enchidna named ‘Eleanor’ who was so fat she survived a car crash with just a couple of bruises sparks hilarious comments online
- An echidna was taken to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary after being hit by a car
- The mammal only suffered mild bruising and was released into the wild
- Staff shared a hilarious image of the animal sedated with a bulging stomach
A tubby echidna has survived a car crash because of her unusually solid bulk.
The porky mammal, called Eleanor, was clipped by a car and taken to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary in Hobart, but because of her enormous size she escaped with just minor bruising.
Staff at the sanctuary said the echnida was the largest they had ever seen and shared an adorable photo of the little critter to Facebook on Wednesday.
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary in Hobart took in an echidna for treatment after it was hit by a car. Staff said it was one of the fattest they had ever seen
‘This is quite possibly the fattest echidna we have ever seen,’ they wrote.
The oversized animal was photographed while sedated and was lying lazily on a bench with her bulging stomach exposed.
Many wildlife-lovers soon commented on the post with several joking the car must have been ‘totalled’ from the accident
Many wildlife-lovers soon commented on the post with several joking the car must have been ‘totalled’ from the accident.
‘The car however, was totalled. What a gorgeous wee chunky thing, I’m glad she’s okay,’ said one woman.
‘Me after eating 36 Indian takeaways and watching two seasons on Netflix,’ a man said.
Another person claimed they found a fatter echidna and shared a video from their backyard featuring a very porky mammal.
The sanctuary said the echidna has now been successfully released back into the wild.