Aussie Returns To His Car To Find Koala Chilling In The Back Seat

A man in South Australia returned to his car the other day and found a koala relaxing in the back seat. Welcome to the Land Down Under ladies and gentlemen.

The Advertiser reports that local winemaker Tim Whitrow left his vehicle to check grapes at the New Alluca Wine vineyard in McLaren Vale. He inadvertently left the doors to his car open and upon his return, found the fluffy creature making itself comfortable inside.

Koalas typically like to hang around in Eucalyptus trees where they eat leaves and sleep away roughly 80 per cent of their lives. This particular koala was quite comfortable in his new-found vehicular home and despite Whitrow’s insistence for the animal to jump out of the car, it didn’t want to.

A hilarious video filmed by Whitrow’s shows him offering the koala a drink of water in order to entice it to leave. It refuses. Whitrow then opens up both the rear doors to help usher out the koala. For the second time, it refuses to leave. The koala then thought it would be a good idea to make its way up the front of the car and hang on to the dashboard for dear life. In the process, the koala’s exceptionally sharp and strong claws started to rip up the dash.

Soon after, the all-Aussie koala had enough fun and decided to make a run for, hurrying up the nearest tree.

It remains to be seen if Whitrow’s car insurance policy covers damages caused by koalas…


  • Christian

    So is this in australia ?

    • DMax

      No this is Patrick!

      • Mike anonymous

        My name’s not RICK!

    • Alx

      What do you reckon?!

    • Romain AA

      no, gotta be Island. or Belgium.

      • TheHake


    • Da Only Skid

      Pretty sure it’s Kenya…almost certain of that..

  • Six_Tymes

    take him for a ride already, he was ready and waiting to GO!

    • Da Only Skid

      It’s not the device, it’s what comes out. Can be smelled before even opened…

  • TheBelltower

    Such awesome animals

  • Loquacious Borborygmus

    Oh! New dashboard!

  • Patrick Bong

    This type of damage is not on the list of incidents that koala-fy for insurance coverage

    • CBV2020

      HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! This is so corny its hilarious! Thank you for making my day!

      • Patrick Bong

        Glad I can start your day with a laugh!

        • Da Only Skid

          Always starts with a bong

    • KenjiK

      Nice one


  • Captain America

    GRAPES from the vineyard would have coaxed him outta the car !

  • robotlogic

    I’m just amazed that the dog wasn’t doing anything but watching, not even a bark??

    • Da Only Skid

      My pups are the same way…..the reason the dog didn’t really react is because the koala didn’t make a move…

      But I am also surprised…

  • Da Only Skid

    Good on the koala. We kill there homes. Glad the owner kept his dog in check and didn’t hurt the fury creature. All in all it is funny. Kudos to the winer. Thank you sir for not being “that guy.” Even tough pretty sure your winery took the koalas land. Nonetheless, koalas are rather cool. Waiting on the video of the room caught in the lory.

  • Da Only Skid



  • DM

    Apparently koalas are fond of 4th gen Subarus as well.

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