🐨 Little Koala “ARCHIE” & his mum 🤷🏻♀️ “RUBY” recently caused a delay in electricity re-connection to the area of Hampton. 😬
🌳 The two koalas moved in on site overnight to an area where Ergon Energy was trimming tree branches required to re-connect the electricity. The Ergon team arrived onsite early in the morning to discover the two koalas had taken up residence in a most in-convenient spot! Ergon called Brendon to attend and he was able to go up in the bucket and retrieve the two koalas from the trees safely. Mrs Koala “Ruby” was not impressed at all, however little “Archie” was more cooperative. 🤣
Both koalas were in beautiful heathy condition and we were able to move them just down the road a bit, away from the electrical works, but still in beautiful habitat. They both launched up the tree on release and soon started eating. Cute release video to come.
🙏 We would like to thank Ergon for all they do to ensure any wildlife they come across during their work in our region is safe and for their commitment to retaining natural old growth habitat in our area. We are grateful to have worked with them on many rescues and projects over the years. Such a great team of people, and how good is it being able to use a bucket-lift for rescues! We wish we could have one of those on hand all the time!
Judi Gray - Toowoomba Koala and Wildlife Rescue