The koala in the canoe
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Koala surprises canoeists by hitching ride in Australia

A group of canoeists on Australia's Gold Coast were surprised over the weekend to see a koala swimming near the bank of a river and even more shocked when it crawled into one of their canoes and hitched a ride.

Although it is not unknown for the marsupials to take to the water, experts believe the animal might have felt trapped on a tidal bank in Tallebudgera Creek and decided the canoe was its best way to escape.

Tom Santorelli reports.

Video courtesy of Burleigh Point Outrigger Canoe Club

  • 28 Aug 2012