Koala hitches ride on quad bike to escape farm dogs

A young koala has jumped onto a quad bike to escape farm dogs in western Victoria.

The animal almost ended up in a pond after becoming frightened by the dogs on the dairy farm.

But footage shows the relieved koala riding along on his quad bike to escape.

The koala hitch-hiked a ride. Source: 7 News

Farmer Leigh Clarke said he took his new friend back to the sheds,

He ran up a tree, apparently none the worse for his adventure.