Koala covered in prickles gets much-needed spa treatment from a helpful neighbor
After offering the koala a bowl of water, which it swatted away, the man then grabbed a brush and tried to get the burrs off its fur. The koala seemed to enjoy the brush job, leading the man to record the funny moment on his smartphone.
APOLLO BAY, AUSTRALIA — When a koala ended up on a friendly man’s doorstep covered in prickles, he tried helping it in a variety of ways, until realizing all it needed was a good brush.
On the morning of December 17, Bruce Atkinson was on his way out the door to get breakfast. Standing on his front porch, he noticed a disheveled koala bear approaching him, covered in prickly burrs. Atkinson quickly tried to offer the koala a bowl of water, but the koala swiftly batted it away, as koalas get their water solely from eucalyptus leaves.
Bruce Atkinson then tried his best to clean her up a bit, grabbing a brush and brushing her from head to toe, a treatment she seemed to enjoy. Bruce Atkinson says a wildlife officer suggested the koala may have been trying to escape the advances of the males in the area, who tend to get a little bit frisky this time of year due to mating season.
The female koala received a brush from Bruce Atkinson after he spotted her outside his house, covered in prickles. FACEBOOK / OTWAY COMMUNITY NEWS
Bruce Atkinson posted the video of him brushing the koala on December 16, where it has been shared more than 2,100 times. FACEBOOK / OTWAY COMMUNITY NEWS
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