A YOUNG female koala was at risk of being hurt when she wandered into the backyards of a Kingaroy street.

Fortunately when koala rescuer Neal Ambler found the marsupial, she was scared and confused but unharmed.

Mr Ambler, who helps relocate and rescue koalas as part of Sunshine Coast Koala Rescue, got the call from concerned residents who found the young koala wandering around Tessmanns Rd.

SAFE RESCUE: A young female koala was found safe on a suburban fence. Photo Barclay White / South Burnett Times
SAFE RESCUE: A young female koala was found safe on a suburban fence. Photo Barclay White / South Burnett Times Barclay White

"When I found her she was sitting on the fence between two houses, she was a bit scared," Mr Ambler said.

It was not the first time the koala, which is named Munchkin has been in trouble.

Through a tag placed on her head Mr Ambler found out she was rescued back in 2014 when she was with her mother.

Koalas are at risk from being attacked by dogs or hit by cars when they wander into residential areas. Photo Barclay White / South Burnett Times
Koalas are at risk from being attacked by dogs or hit by cars when they wander into residential areas. Photo Barclay White / South Burnett Times Barclay White

"Her mother named Joy was injured in a car strike and she was just a baby," Mr Ambler said.

After specialist treatment she and her mother were released.

"I'm very glad she doesn't require hospitalisation this time," he said.

Munchkin was safely relocated to a suitable area away from town.

Koalas that wander into residential areas are at risk of attacks from dogs, or being hit by cars. 

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