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Koala hitches a boat ride

Tuesday, August 28, 2012 - 00:53

Aug. 28 - A koala surprises a group of canoeists in Australia by swimming across a river to their canoe. Tara Cleary reports.

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It sounds like a tall story - but the footage doesn't lie. A koala swims to a group of canoeists in Australia and hitches a ride. These marsupials don't normally swim and it's thought the animal may have felt trapped on the bank of the tidal creek, making its escape when it spotted the boats. And judging by their reactions, the humans were the only ones flustered by the experience.

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Koala hitches a boat ride

Tuesday, August 28, 2012 - 00:53