Heartwarming moment koala attacked by cattle finds new home

·News Reporter

An adorable video captures the moment a koala is released into the wild after a Queensland farmer rescued the native animal from being attacked by his cattle.

The farmer said the furry critter had found itself on his property in the Toowoomba region – west of Brisbane – set upon by his livestock.

He said he was baffled as to why his cows attacked as he had never before seen them set upon something that was not dangerous, so he had to help the koala to safety.

Koala rehomed in Toowoomba Queensland after cattle livestock farm attack.
An adorable video captures the moment a koala is released into the wild after a Queensland farmer rescued the native animal from being attacked by his cattle. Source: u/commonsunflower06 / Reddit

“This poor fella was getting attacked and beat up by our cattle, so we rehomed him to a safer area away from our livestock,” he shared to Reddit on Sunday with the video of the koala’s release.

He described the place the koala was found as being “in a very large open paddock away from trees or anything resembling safety for the poor little guy”.

Koala rehomed in Toowoomba Queensland after cattle livestock farm attack.
A former wildlife carer opens a large cardboard box onto a leafy spot beside a tree, as the koala scampers out. Source: u/commonsunflower06 / Reddit

“Our cattle are Texas long horn cattle. So they know a thing or two about how to hurt something should they wish to. So removing him from the situation was necessary,” the farmer wrote.

The video showed a man, whom the farmer said was a former wildlife carer, opening a large cardboard box onto a leafy spot beside a tree.

Koala rehomed in Toowoomba Queensland after cattle livestock farm attack.
The happy koala leaps up the tree within seconds. Source: u/commonsunflower06 / Reddit

Within seconds, the happy koala managed to leap from the box and scamper right up the tree.

“We left him in a wooded area with plenty of eucalypts for him to make a bit of a home in. Hopefully the shock of the morning’s events won’t get to him,” the farmer wrote.

He added the former wildlife carer was a “proper bushy” who knew the tree corridor, where the koala was released, was full of the right eucalyptus trees for the critter to enjoy.

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