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Feb 04, 2009


Hot damn.

It is HOT.

Hot enough to sneak into this cinderblock haven and look for relief! [Koala makes 'ehn!' sounds]


WAIT A MIN! [sploosh sploosh] WHAT'S THEES!?


[Test Slurpitty test slurpitty]



Yes, this will do.


[Sizzling Koala sounds]


According to Sender-Inner Kathy M., "A guy at work's wife sent him these photos of a little Koala who just walked into the back porch looking for a bit of heat relief. She filled up a bucket and this is what happened!"


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Oh, the little tongue! Squeee!

 |  Feb 04, 2009 at 09:43 AM

No tongue-hance on pic #3?! [runs off to place water bucket on windowsill of Bronx apt.]

carol m.
 |  Feb 04, 2009 at 09:43 AM

Can we get a closeup on that leetle tongue?!?!

 |  Feb 04, 2009 at 09:44 AM

OMG! Why don't I ever live anywhere that Koalas wander up to my back deck?...Pandas would be nice, too...

 |  Feb 04, 2009 at 09:44 AM

oh my GOD.
The hands holdin' onto the bucket while sittin' in the WATER????

 |  Feb 04, 2009 at 09:44 AM

So does this mean that if I fill up a bucket and put it on my porch, I too will have a koala guest? Oh, if it were only so...

Great pictures!

 |  Feb 04, 2009 at 09:45 AM

Can I get an "I Shall Leeck You?"

He needs a little Koala Popsicle, eucalyptus flavor, please...

 |  Feb 04, 2009 at 09:47 AM

Oh man. The tongue! The wet koala beard!

I want to live in this mythical land where koalas roam free! I will gladly trade my beloved Pittsburgh's carnivorous hawk and a few rabid Steelers fans for it.

 |  Feb 04, 2009 at 09:48 AM

I don't know...when word gets out back in the forest, they could have many visitors.
Oooh - that means more pictures!

 |  Feb 04, 2009 at 09:51 AM


This is roughly one of the cutest thing's I've ever seen. Pic number 4 is just obscenely cute. The descriptions are hilarious, too.

 |  Feb 04, 2009 at 09:51 AM

Too sweeeeet ! Koalas are my favorite animule after kittehs.

They're having a heat wave down under, glad to know the koalas are coping well ! Ingenious leetle bugger.

Yes, and I second-3rd-4th the call for a tongue-hance.

 |  Feb 04, 2009 at 09:52 AM

ah! the ear floof!

 |  Feb 04, 2009 at 09:52 AM

eeeeeennn! lookit'the hanzzzzz! such amazing cuteness just wandering around. Is it true their fur feels like a brillo pad? How could that be?

 |  Feb 04, 2009 at 09:54 AM

Quick! Get him a Mai Tai!

 |  Feb 04, 2009 at 09:55 AM


Mud Bug
 |  Feb 04, 2009 at 09:56 AM

OMG seriously this one has to be my favorite. Especially if this is a WILD koala just at someone's backyard. Makes me want to move to Australia! Look at that sweet little happy face!

 |  Feb 04, 2009 at 09:58 AM

Before I even read all of the text my first reaction at the first pic was: Is that koala tounge? ZOMG PONIES !!1!1

I'd put a bucket out on my 4th floor NYC apt fire escape but I'm not sure I'd like what would crawl in there... :/

 |  Feb 04, 2009 at 09:59 AM

Lies! This is too awesome. No way this actually happened. I don't believe it.

I have to agree with Jorden about the hands holding on to the sides.


 |  Feb 04, 2009 at 10:01 AM

COXCU of koala tongue!!!! I must have eet.

Did anyone notice the water turned a little brown after the koala sits in it (and I don't think it's because it's reflecting the koala's fur)? *shifty eyes*

 |  Feb 04, 2009 at 10:06 AM

Oh, now you've done it, CO. This little guy is so cute he makes my heart hurt. Even if I don't DIE from a heart attack, you have ruined me forever. I'm unable to do anything but stare at heemz and wish for a porch-koala of my own. You'll be hearing from my lawyer when and if I manage to navigate away from this page and find one ;)

 |  Feb 04, 2009 at 10:22 AM

Hmm...excellent. Cool and clean. Now...where are the leaves I need? Get me them nice person?

 |  Feb 04, 2009 at 10:23 AM

@chanpon, I bleeve he's just a bit... dusty. Yes, dusty.

carol m.
 |  Feb 04, 2009 at 10:26 AM

ahh...brown wateres. Koala needed a bath as well. he's presh.

 |  Feb 04, 2009 at 10:30 AM

I totally want to give him a eucalyptus pasickie!!

too adorabulls!!! awesome.

 |  Feb 04, 2009 at 10:31 AM

I see I am not the first who saw these pix and immediately wanted to check for a koala on my porch....well, I found a raccoon there once, and he was chowing down on some garbage that hadn't *quite* made it to the can.... wasn't nearly as cute!

 |  Feb 04, 2009 at 10:33 AM

Somebody pass the little guy a loofah!

Steve B
 |  Feb 04, 2009 at 10:36 AM

Must have koala tongue C.O.X.C.U. STAT!

 |  Feb 04, 2009 at 10:36 AM

Man, that koala needs some major bathing. Check out the color of the water after he dipped in. Must be nice being a cool pool in such hot weather...

 |  Feb 04, 2009 at 10:36 AM

Maybe he's not dirty. Maybe... Koalas aren't colourfast?!

(Actually, that makes kinda sense, coz I don't think they're any kind of fast, are they?)

 |  Feb 04, 2009 at 10:39 AM

That is one hot dirty koala! With thumbs no less!

 |  Feb 04, 2009 at 10:43 AM


Easily one of my all time favourites too.

 |  Feb 04, 2009 at 10:44 AM

The only thing keeping me going through my mid-week doldrums is the picture I've come up with in my mind: I'm imagining the bowl of water I would like to set out for a koala, only the water freezes, so the koala puts on his little ice skates and proceeds to do a couple triple toe loops. Yeah, it could happen.

 |  Feb 04, 2009 at 10:47 AM

oh my god!
*runs home to place 12 bowls of water on back porch and surrounding area hoping to attract koala-babeh*
love his right hand in the last shot, hes all like "this is SO excellent!"

 |  Feb 04, 2009 at 10:51 AM

He needs a little rubber duckie, and will someone please turn on the jacuzzi jets?!

 |  Feb 04, 2009 at 10:57 AM

wait a minut! are you supposed to get em wet ????

 |  Feb 04, 2009 at 10:57 AM

Hmph. If I put a bucket of water on my porch, I'd probably just get a squirrel. Or a skunk. Or a filthy Canadian goose.

 |  Feb 04, 2009 at 11:04 AM

Get him a glass of champagne and a "bachelorette"!!!

 |  Feb 04, 2009 at 11:08 AM

After reading Lesley's link, should it maybe go under ResQte as well?

 |  Feb 04, 2009 at 11:10 AM

AuntieMame: If I put a bucket of water on my porch, all I'd get is a block of ice. I'll trade you for whatever you get.

 |  Feb 04, 2009 at 11:10 AM

He's adorable and everything, but the very first thing that popped into my mind was that he looked like a tiny wet ewok.

 |  Feb 04, 2009 at 11:11 AM

If I left a bucket of water on the porch in the last neighbourhood I lived in I'd probably find a hobo taking a bath. Not a pretty thought.

But I love this hot koala! *discreetly hands him a bar of soap and a washcloth*

 |  Feb 04, 2009 at 11:13 AM

Oh wow! And check out more koalas - and TONGUES - in the photo gallery that accompanies the news.co.au site.
I don't know how to insert the link, but it's easy to find once you're on the link posted just above this.

 |  Feb 04, 2009 at 11:14 AM

Hey, you peoples really know how to throw a party. How 'bout a little drinky poo?

 |  Feb 04, 2009 at 11:15 AM


 |  Feb 04, 2009 at 11:17 AM

I did not know that Aussie's have a french accent. Or maybe it's just the koalas, eh?

Jennie Mello
 |  Feb 04, 2009 at 11:20 AM

Seriously people, the little man sitting in the "cold tub" with his paws on the sides just killed me!!

This post is actually automatic writing from my spirit. I actually said "oh my lord" out loud before I died...

 |  Feb 04, 2009 at 11:26 AM

I wonder what a wet koala smells like. I'm hoping eucalyptus. (The koala tea of Mercy is not strained)

 |  Feb 04, 2009 at 11:35 AM

Okay, for me, personally, this has to be the best post ever. I do not think this little story can ever be topped.OMG Ponies indeed.
That's the end, I've got nothing else.
Also, I'm with everyone who would like to put out a little tub with water and wait for one of these cuties to walk in.
Somehow, this being Ireland, it seems unlikely, though. Sigh.

 |  Feb 04, 2009 at 11:37 AM

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