Encounter With A Small Spiky Creature

Spiky waddler in the dappled sunlight,
you gave me just the tiniest fright.
What an unexpected sight to see,
though i doubt that you saw me.

Waddle waddle ‘neath a shady little plant,
unaware how easily and thoroughly you enchant.
Curled up, nested, and rested a while,
perhaps dreaming of ants in a pile!

Rise rise, scratch scratch, waddle waddle away,
blissfully unheeding of how effortlessly you captivate.
Perchance i will see you again some other rock-sitting day,
a welcome event that in me will several smiles create!