Stuck koala makes international headlines after hitching canoe ride to safety
Posted August 29, 2017 17:37:42
The plight of a koala that hitched a canoe ride to safety after being stranded on a gum tree in the Murray River has made headlines worldwide after one of its rescuers posted a video online.
La Trobe university students were canoeing past Ulupna Island, near the border of New South Wales and Victoria, when they came across the stranded koala.
“One of the guys was paddling past the tree and the koala was eyeing off the canoe and looked like he was going to try and jump on,” said student Kirra Coventry, who filmed the video.
“That’s when Matt [the canoer] jumped out, pushed the …