There’s nothing sweeter than a cute koala climbing up someone for a cuddle, but I totally get why this woman is frightened. With claws and even warnings of chlamydia, it’s hard to tell what this koala’s intentions were!
(Nah, I’m just kidding. This video is adorable.)
Although koala bears look all cute and fluffy, I’ve heard in the past they can be quite vicious if they’re disturbed by humans. So I was pretty surprised to see this video of a brave koala swimming right up to two canoes full of people. The paddlers pull him on board and he chills with them for a couple minutes, completely oblivious that he’s exhibiting unusual social behaviour.
The canoeists are part of the Burleigh Point Outrigger Canoe Club and they were paddling across Tallebudgera Creek on Australia’s Gold Coast. While it might seem like a friendly gesture on the koala’s part, animal experts told the BBC he was probably looking for a way to escape the creek’s tidal banks after being trapped and decided the canoe was the best escape.
Watch it here:
On tour in Australia a few days ago, the boys of One Direction got to cuddle with a koala in Brisbane. But while they held the furry creature backstage, Harry and Liam got urinated on.
Of course they didn’t mind too much. That is, until Stav from Brisbane radio station B105 informed Liam that koalas are known to carry Chlamydia.
“I’m genuinely scared about that. This is worrying. I would have never picked the thing up if I’d known that,” said Liam during the interview.
Thankfully enough, the chances of catching the disease is very small.
Otherwise, I don’t think many fans would still want to get into the boys’ pants if they did catch the disease.