A Koala Eats Plants Worth Over $4,000 At an Australian Nursery

A Koala Eats Plants Worth Over $4000 At an Australian Nursery

A koala has been identified as the mysterious burglar who stole seeding worth thousands of dollars from an Australian nursery. Humphrey Herington, who works at Eastern Forest Nursery in the South Wales region near Lismore, said that their workers began to notice plant loss a few months ago. Initially, they thought the thefts were committed by the runaway goats or local possums.

 

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He never expected to arrive at work one day to see an overeating Koala, so stuffed it couldn’t move , surrounded by stripped eucalyptus leaves.

“There weren’t really any signs-there were no tracks or anything-to indicate what it could have been,”. Herington told the BBC. “It was a bit of a mystery.”

“I guess that day he must have had a really big feed and was too tired to go back to his tree,” Herington speculated.

WWF Australia’s Instagram Post Shows Claude Happy Standing Amid the Plants and Mounting a Tree

Claude the koala has caused quite a stir at Eastern Forest Nursery in the Northern Rivers region of New South Wales after being caught eating 6,000 Australian dollar ($3800)  worth of seedlings. A mystery thief had been consuming the seedlings, and possums had been blamed…” caption stated.

“That was until Claude got himself into an epic food coma and was caught ‘green-handed’ by staff. All fun aside, this uncommon behaviour shows that food sources are scarce, as koalas are not regular guests at the nursery,” the statement said.

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