"Koala goes for a walk along Flinders Beach on the North-West side of Stradbroke Island (Queensland) a couple of months ago.
Koalas seem fairly tame over here.
Passed two sitting in she-oak trees each about 2M off the ground. Not spooked at all by the attention.
Then, about half way along the beach we saw this young fellow actually running up and down the beach, and playing around the kids like a puppy.
Then, he decides to go into the water for a tub!
Off for a swim!
Little fellow went about 20m into the sea, swam around for a good half hour fascinating onlookers, before coming back to the beach.
Where he was interrogated by Constable Brian, and then released without charge. Little fellow took a while to recover from his swim.
We have never heard of or seen this behaviour before: a koala who likes to "play" with humans, and swim in the ocean. Unbelievable stuff".
Photos: Courtesy of Lynn Rainbow