Lost Darling Downs koala finds fog ‘unbearable’

This photo was taken by farm manager Malcolm Schurmann at the Brookstead Farming Company in Brookstead.
This photo was taken by farm manager Malcolm Schurmann at the Brookstead Farming Company in Brookstead. Contributed

A KOALA on the Darling Downs may have mistaken a lateral irrigator for its eucalyptus tree.

Last week, Brookstead Farming Company farm manager Malcolm Schurmann spotted a koala hugging his irrigator in heavy fog.

The machinery was parked near a road and Mr Schurmann noticed the koala while he was driving past.

Brookstead farmer Russell Keeley said he had never seen anything like it.

"We've got a few koalas out there and I've seen them cross the road, but they're not running around the place," he said.

"We think the koala found the fog 'unbearable'."

The story had a happy ending as half an hour later the koala managed to find its way back to its eucalyptus tree.

 


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