Two years ago we did a holiday along the Great Ocean Road. On our way to the Ottway Lighthouse we came to a screaming stop when we spotted at first one, then many koalas sitting up in the trees on the side of he road. Apparently this is a known koala colony but we just stumbled across it unknowingly.
Have you seen a koala in the wild and if so where was it? Could you get close to it?
I was at a friend's place in the Barossa Valley South Australia one night. There was koala in his next door neighbour's tall gum (eucalyptus) tree. We all trooped out into the cold night to have a look, but it was up so high, I could bearly (tee hee) see it!
Yes, a few times, but not so often as we don't have wild koalas here in Western Australia. When I was a child we used to go camping regularly during the school holidays and at one of our favourite camping grounds at Tweed Heads (just south of the Queensland border) there used to be wild koalas living in the gum trees. They'd often fight with each other and make a lot of noise! I've also seen one in the Adelaide Hills, more recently, when we were on a family drive.
I live near the Adelaide hills and I thought I had a stalker as someone knocked on my door at 3 in the morning. This happened several times in summer. It got the better of me after another sleepless night and I got up yelling to frighten whoever wouldnt let me sleep. I saw 2 Koalas scurrying up a tree and then one came down walked casually past me. Sat on my doorstep with the flydoor making a knocking sound. They have no fear but I didnt pat it as they have long claws. I now leave water out for them in summer.