An Australian man learned two valuable lessons while making a pitstop at a vineyard near Adelaide to check on fruit: never leave your car open and always on the lookout for troublemaker koalas.
Tim Whitrow, a local winemaker, was shocked to discover a furry creature chilling inside his vehicle just minutes after he stepped outside his dog.
He could see a shadow of the animal from a short distance. When he returned to the car to look closer, he was shocked to discover a "feesty" koala sitting upright in the backseat.
"When you leave your car doors open in a vineyard koalas jump into your car … we" re going to go let him go, ”Whitrow explained in a minutes-long video clip shared on social media.
He then relocated his car to a nearby shrubbery in an attempt to entice the wild marsupial to return to nature. But the task was more difficult than he thought first.
"I'm going to try to get the little guy out of my car, but he just doesn't want to come out," Whitrow is overheard explaining in the footage. “Come on, mate. Can I get you out of my car, please? ”
The koala is staring back at Whitrow, refusing to accept his offer to some water. At one point, the koala swatted at the man's arm, trying to guide him out of the vehicle. "" I really need to get out of my car, "Whitrow instructs as the koala moves to the front seat. 1
"It's really tough," Whitrow comments, noting that the koala is "very strong" and destroying his dash. 19659002] As soon as the creature loosens his grip, Whitrow pulls him down and took off, running into the shrubs.
"It took a fair bit of convincing to get the feisty little fella out," Whitrow admitted in a Facebook post, which has since garnered more than 5,400 shares, adding that the koala was "enjoying the AC."