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Koala hops behind wheel of car after causing pileup on Australian freeway

He was simply hangin’!

A koala brought about a six-car crash when it dashed throughout one of Australia’s busiest freeways on Monday — prompting motorists to leap to the marsupial’s rescue, in accordance with experiences.

A person whose car was hit from behind at round 7 a.m., causing a sequence response, was the primary to get out of his car to attempt to save the cuddly creature, Guardian Australia reported.

One other driver, Nadia Tugwell, advised ABC Radio Adelaide she later noticed the furry fiend transferring between autos on the freeway, not removed from the pile-up.

“Then I noticed a woman operating after it with a blanket making an attempt to catch it,” she recalled.

The 2 ladies managed to nook the koala and bundled it up in a jacket earlier than placing it within the again of Tugwell’s car.

A koala caused a six-car crash when it dashed across one of Australia’s busiest freeways.
A koala brought about a six-car crash when it dashed throughout one of Australia’s busiest freeways.Nadia Tugwell by way of AP

Tugwell, who had beforehand saved different animals from native roads, organized for the Adelaide Koala Rescue middle to fulfill her at a close-by gasoline station.

Two women managed to corner the koala and bundled it up in a jacket.
Two ladies managed to nook the koala and bundled it up in a jacket.
Nadia Tugwell by way of AP

Whereas she waited for rescuers to reach, the cuddly creature bought snug in her car — and even hopped behind the steering wheel, pictures confirmed.

“I used to be sitting there entertaining myself however I needed to soar out of the car at that stage when he determined to take over,” Tugwell advised Guardian Australia.

A handler from the koala rescue was ultimately capable of maneuver the marsupial right into a bag.

The koala can be seen inside a soft cage after being picked up by Adelaide Koala Rescue.
The koala may be seen inside a smooth cage after being picked up by Adelaide Koala Rescue.
Nadia Tugwell by way of AP

“He was really fairly a peaceful koala, he didn’t even combat about being within the bag, he was simply calm and went into the basket,” Tugwell stated.

Ann Bigham, a volunteer on the rescue, advised ABC the koala got here out of the ordeal “scot-free.”

The animal was let out into the wild lower than a mile from the freeway.

The koala came out of the ordeal “scot-free.”
The koala got here out of the ordeal “scot-free.”
Nadia Tugwell by way of AP

“The koala was in actually good situation, it was fortunate it hadn’t been hit in any respect and due to the rescuers it was saved secure,” Bigham stated.

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