Bottle shop in north NSW gets a late night visit from a very thirsty echidna

Had a rough night, mate? Adorable moment when a mischievous echidna walks into a bottle shop – causing total CHAOS

  • The mischievous echidna broke into the Kyogle BWS in northern NSW last week
  • Spiky intruder knocked over crates of alcohol with glass scattered around store
  • Brutal animal fell asleep under a shelf of champagne after the disaster
  • Shocked employee assumed bottle shop had been broken into and vandalized

A bottle shop has been visited late at night by a very thirsty echidna.

The spiky invader broke into the Kyogle BWS in northern NSW last week, immediately embarking on a path of mass destruction.

The mischievous echidna was caught on CCTV while casually peering into the beer fridge and examining cases of wine and champagne.

The spiky invader broke into the Kyogle BWS in northern NSW last week, immediately embarking on a path of mass destruction

The cheeky animal managed to knock over several bottles of vodka and liquor as it flipped, leaving shards of glass in the aisles.

The cheeky critter was discovered the next morning by a shocked employee who had assumed the store had been broken into and vandalized.

He found the sleepy echidna curled up under a shelf of champagne and called WIRES to move the intruder.

Rescuing an echidna can be difficult because the animal can move their spines individually and clamp themselves in extremely tight corners.

Getting the animal out without causing injury can be exhausting as this particular troublemaker is in no rush to move after being coaxed by volunteers.

The cheeky animal managed to knock over several bottles of vodka and liquor as it flipped, leaving shards of glass in the aisles

The cheeky animal managed to knock over several bottles of vodka and liquor as it flipped, leaving shards of glass in the aisles

The mischievous echidna was caught on CCTV while casually peering into the beer fridge and checking suitcases of wine and champagne

The mischievous echidna was caught on CCTV while casually peering into the beer fridge and checking suitcases of wine and champagne

Fortunately, WIRES volunteer Rebecca was trained in encouraging an echidna to give up its grip and had quickly driven the intruder from under the planks,” WIRES Northern Rivers said in a Facebook post.

The organization confirmed that the animal had been examined with no injuries after the rampage and that it had been released into the wild well away from the store.

“The echidna left in a straight line, clearly not having had too much champagne during the night,” the report read.

“Thank you to the staff at Kyogle BWS bottle store for calling WIRES, we hope the violator learned his lesson and won’t break and re-enter.”

BWS reposted the adorable CCTV footage to its Facebook page, captioning it, “Tell me you’re thirsty without telling me you’re thirsty.”

“The local echidna in Kyogle NSW knows where the drinks are.”

WIRES Northern Rivers confirmed that the animal had been examined with no injuries after the rampage and had been released into the wild well away from the store

WIRES Northern Rivers confirmed that the animal had been examined with no injuries after the rampage and had been released into the wild well away from the store

Social media users flocked to the comments to share their thoughts on the unusual intruder.

“Be careful not to prick your drink,” joked one user.

Good story, happy ending. Not so much for the shopkeeper, what a mess to clean up,” commented another.

“What, no RBT before it had to leave?” said a third.

“Winter is when echidnas become active, probably a macropod with a drinking problem,” said another.

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