Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Koala spotted taking her baby for 'a morning stroll'

A koala was spotted "taking a morning stroll" with her joey on her back along the main street of McLaren Flat, south of Adelaide in South Australia, on Friday.

The pair were filmed by Radek Petlak and his wife Emma Barry, who were in McLaren Flat for work. "She was very unfazed by being filmed except for that little sideways glance she and her baby gave us," Ms Barry said.

"We were super confused when we first saw it when driving past but we're so glad we pulled over and got out of the car to watch her. After we stopped filming she went down the driveway of the house and headed to their garden. Such a beauty," she added.

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Local bakery worker Charles said while there are many koalas in the area, it was rare to see them walking along the street in the middle of the morning. "It's much less dense residentially here, so I guess they feel safe to do their thing," he said. "[But] it's a rare thing to see a koala on the main street." He said most koalas in the area were spotted high up in the trees and shied away from people.

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