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Koala survives 16 km drive trapped under 4WD

SYDNEY:  A koala survived a 16-kilometre (10-mile) road trip in Australia clinging to the axle of a four wheel drive vehicle, before the driver stopped and heard the cries of the traumatized animal. The female koala had crawled into the wheel arch while the car was parked in the hills on the outskirts of Adelaide, the state capital of South Australia. The fire brigade was eventually called to take the wheel off in order to help a wildlife rescue worker free the animal. “I could smell her burnt fur,” Jane Brister,…

Australian police find baby koala in woman’s bag

SYDNEY: Australian police uncovered a baby koala hidden in the bag of a woman they stopped in the street. The 50-year-old, who was being spoken to on unrelated matters on Sunday evening, stunned Brisbane officers when she revealed she had the creature in her canvas satchell. "Not quite believing their ears, the officers cautiously unzipped the bag and found this gorgeous boy," Queensland police said. "The koala - believed to be about six months of age - seemed to be in good health, although a bit dehydrated."…