Not all Australian animals will kill you with their venom or sharp-witted teeth; some will crush your centre into minuscule portions instead.
Exhibit A: One baby koala casually strolling down a leafy suburban street, with her babe clinging to her back like an adorable fluffy rider. While piggybacking is the preferred method of toddler koala haul, this particular odd speciman was caught on camera by a amazed human.
Local man Radek Petlak captured the footage on Friday, in the South Australian town of McLaren Flat. He transmitted the footage to his wife Emma Barry, who swiftly posted it to Instagram for the public to collectively “ooh” and “aww.”
The koala, unaware of the adorable spectacle she was creating, looked up to the camera half way down the footpath, as if to address Petlak with a curt “can I help you? ” before obligating her merry direction along the track; babe on back and all.
Petlak spoke with ABC saying that after he stopped recording “she[ the koala] was downed the driveway of the house and headed to their garden. Such a beautiful! “
At five to six months of age, koala joeys crawl out of their mother’s pouch and climb onto her back. The joey will normally stay up there until their first birthday when mum decides it’s experience for the freeloading to discontinue, and for the joey to make a life of their own rise and ambling down footpaths for themselves.