Photos: Australian police find koala in backpack

During a traffic stop, officers discovered a woman had a baby koala in her backpack


By PoliceOne Staff

QUEENSLAND, Australia — Police officers in Queensland, Australia discovered a cute surprise during a traffic stop Sunday.

After pulling a woman over and arresting her on “outstanding matters,” police asked her if she had anything to declare. The woman announced she had a baby koala in her backpack, according to a police statement. 

An ambulance was called to care for the six-month-old koala, who was a little dehydrated.

“He’s been on fluids but is doing well and will shortly be going out to a carer,” RSPCA Qld spokesperson Michael Beatty said.

“He weighs 1.5 kg and we’ve called him Alfred.”

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