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Watch: Thirsty koala flags down cyclist and climbs bike for water

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A thirsty koala hit by Australia’s extreme heat has stopped a cyclist and climbed onto her bike to drink from her water bottle.

Cyclist Anna Heusler was with a group of friends riding down in the Adelaide Hills when they saw the koala sitting in the middle of the road.

 

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“We’ve seen literally hundreds of koalas over the years, we have never seen a koala do this,” Anna Heusler told 7 News.

“We were descending from Norton Summit Road back into the city early this morning and we came around a bend and there was a koala sitting in the middle of the road.

“Naturally, we stopped because we were going to help relocate him off the road.

“I stopped on my bike and he walked right up to me, quite quickly for a koala, and as I was giving him a drink from all our water bottles, he actually climbed up onto my bike.”