A koala’s strict low-calorie diet requires that they remain sedentary and sleep approximately 20 hours a day. So while this 20-pound koala didn’t have the energy to escape the situation, his rescuers knew just what to do.
“He was freed and checked for injury and was fine,” Selwood said. “He was released along the creek line in a safe place further up the road.”
When rescuers found a yellow tag identifying the koala as number 678, they realized this wasn’t the first time their paths had crossed.
The unlucky koala first got into trouble in 2016, when he was found unresponsive at the base of a tree. Later that year, he was clipped by a car, and spent a few weeks healing before being released yet again.