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Men Rescue Young Koala After It Falls Into The Sea

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Men Rescue Young Koala After It Falls Into The Sea

A cute koala was rescued after a couple of passers-by saw it topple into the sea.

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Ryan Farrow and his cousin Danny Schelfhout saw the young koala run along a jetty at Apollo Bay in southern Victoria, Australia, before attempting to climb onto a pole, resulting in the poor little fella dropping into the ocean.

Speaking to 7 News, Ryan said: "The koala was running towards the end of the jetty and then went to jump on this pole and went in the water.

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"It didn't have any grip, so it just flipped off."

Watching the bizarre scene play out, the men sprang into action, with Danny whipping off his clobber and jumping in to rescue the koala.

Ryan added: "I reached down and grabbed the koala off him.

Credit: Facebook/Ryan Farrow
Credit: Facebook/Ryan Farrow
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"My cousin had a jumper that was worth $250 (£133). I used that to wrap around the koala and I was holding him.

"It was really stressed. When I was holding it, the claws were trying to get me, and it was just going crazy."

Fortunately, the pair were able to calm down the animal and carried it around 300 metres back to the bush, where they gave it some water before it toddled off to climb up a tree.

Also showing that not all animal-loving heroes wear capes, just last month, a Canadian man risked his life to come to the rescue of a family of deer.

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Ryan Peterson, from Ontario, was out ice skating on a frozen lake when he spotted the family of deer in extreme danger on a patch of thin ice and unable to walk on the slippery surface.

He explained: "I went back to work and grabbed some rope.

"The ice was still too thin for any kind of vehicle, so skating was the only option."

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Ryan filmed himself pulling the mother and two fawns to safety using ropes and dragging them to safety.

Speaking to The Guardian, he said: "If they're upright, they can kick you. [But] once they're down on the ice, their legs are flat out and they can't lift them."

Ryan added: "I'm not entirely sure how they walked all the way out there.

"But they definitely walked out there."

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Featured Image Credit: Ryan Fallow

Topics: Animals, Australia

Claire Reid
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