Amanda McCormick, a resident of Australia, was surprised after she returned home on Wednesday and found a koala clinging onto her Christmas tree. Yes, that’s correct. In a post on Instagram, Amanda shared a short clip of the episode and it has gone viral on social media.
WHAT DID AMANDA POST ON INSTAGRAM?
As she returned home earlier this week, Amanda was surprised to find a koala clinging onto her Christmas tree. The koala had sneaked into her residence in Coromandel Valley near Adelaide, southern Australia, and found the tree to be an interesting place.
“What are you doing on our tree? You belong outside. Let’s call people to rescue you. I can’t believe you are on our Christmas tree. This is something you don’t see every day,” Amanda said in the video that showed the koala on the Christmas tree.
Watch the video here:
HOW DID THE INTERNET REACT?
The video has gone viral and people are absolutely elated after watching the video. “Who said 2020 was bad? This made my year,” a user said in the comments section.
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Screenshots from Amanda McCormick’s Instagram.
HOW WAS THE KOALA RESCUED?
Soon after, Amanda dialed 1300Koalaz, the local koala rescue organisation.
“This evening our hotline operator took a call. At first she thought she was the victim of a prank call. But no, a koala desperate to get in the Christmas spirit had wandered into Amanda McCormick’s house and decided it wanted to be the fairy on the Christmas tree,” 1300Koalaz said in their Facebook post.
Speaking to CNN, Dee Hearne-Hellon, 1300Koalaz co-founder, said that this is a pretty common sight as koalas often enter homes in Australia. However, she said that a person should not try to rescue the koalas themselves as “they can get aggressive”.
“The best thing to do is leave them alone as they can get aggressive and call 1300koalaz to remove them. As cute as they look they have very long claws and very sharp teeth,” Dee Hearne-Hellon told CNN.