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“Well that’s something you don’t see every day,” wrote Amanda McCormick on Facebook. “We just came home to a real life koala up our Xmas tree in our lounge room!” McCormick posted photos of the koala from the family’s Coromandel Valley, South Australia, home.
The family nicknamed the koala Daphne and quickly called a local rescue organization to help Daphne back into the wild. McCormick called the volunteer-run koala rescue organization, 1300KOALAZ. The organization was shocked when they got the call.
“It’s not a common event for koalas to wander into peoples homes but it does happen from time to time. They live throughout the Adelaide suburbs now so it is going to happen,” Dee Hearne-Hellon, the co-founder of the organization, told CBS News. “We have never had a koala in a Christmas tree before, certainly a first for us.”
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