WATCH: Koala doesn't take kindly to Gold Coast Marathon winner

Takuya Noguchi was coming off the back of winning the Gold Coast marathon when he visited an Australian wildlife park and held a seemingly innocent koala.

Video has captured Noguchi holding the koala at the Paradise Country wildlife park in Queensland.

When he tried to give it back to the employee responsible for it, the koala clung onto Noguchi and went to bite him.

The employee quickly puts her hand over the koala's mouth and pulls it off Noguchi, who then laughed off the incident.

The koala bites Noguchi on his shirt. Photo: 7 News