WARNING, DISTRESSING CONTENT: A wildlife warrior has shared a photo of an adorable koala wandering through a petrol station moments before it was hit and killed by a car.
The healthy male koala was seen at the service station in Campbelltown in Sydney on Monday and was watched by a WIRES volunteer.
The koala ran up a tree so the volunteer ‘ducked away momentarily’, in which time it ran back down and was hit and killed by a car.
Local wildlife rescuer Ricardo Lonzer told the ABC koala deaths in the area were a common and tragic occurrence.
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“There is no wildlife fencing – no underpasses or overpasses on Appin Road so the wildlife can get from A to B safely,” he said.
Mr Lonzer shared the photo of the koala to his Facebook page, Help Save the Wildlife and Bushlands in Campbelltown.
He also shared a photo of the dead animal after it had been hit by the car, in order to raise awareness over the problem.