On a cold winter night, a golden retriever had saved an abandoned baby koala’s life by keeping him warm with her fur..
Paws Planet reports that her action has wowed numerous people, including her owners.
That morning, Kerry McKinnon and her husband woke up to find a totally strange guest in their house in Strathdownie, Western Victoria Australia.
And no, it wasn’t their golden retriever Asha, it was a tiny koala who was snuggling cosily in her fur.
There’s no doubt that the couple was stunned.
“It was quite early in the morning, and my husband yelled out to me to come have a look at something,” said the 45 year-old woman.
“I didn’t know what he was talking about at first, but then I saw this tiny baby koala snuggled on top of Asha.”
As Kerry shared, Asha did seem a little bit guilty after seeing their expression, but she insisted on keeping the baby on her back.
And the little koala shared the same feeling. After making himself comfortable, he refused to leave Asha.
“When we took the koala off to wrap it in a blanket, it hissed at me and carried on,” Kerry said.
“I think it would have been happy to have just slept there all day. It was really an amazing thing to see and so uniquely Australian.”
Nobody knew exactly what had made the unlikely duo get together, but it’s safe to say that Asha had picked up the little koala in the street and brought him home with her. Maybe the poor bear was suddenly separated from his mother.
During winter nights, the temperature in Australia could drop to 5C (41F), and without thick fur coat, it would be hard to survive, especially for a tiny baby like that.
“I think the baby koala fell out of his mum’s pouch and didn’t know what to do,” Kerry continued.
“Asha definitely saved the koala’s life by keeping him warm. He would have died out there if left alone all night. The poor thing could have been taken by a fox or something too.”
The koala later was examined by a veterinarian, who confirmed she was in a completely good condition.
Kerry also called the local koala carer to bring him away for more proper care.
Hopefully, the baby koala will be able to come back to the wild as soon as possible.
(Story source: Paws Planet)