Mum was pegging out some washing after dark and heard a scratching noise and thought it was I, Stella, walking towards her and when she looked towards our back door, there was the koala. She doesn't know why he/she was there but he walked towards her. She was a little worried cause they can be territorial and may look cute but can leave a nasty scratch. Their nails are extremely hard and long, perfect for climbing up the bark of trees.
She was worried somebuddy would open the back door and let Rory and I out and then there would have been trouble so she carefully walked around him and knocked on the kitchen window and told the others what was happening. They all came out and the koala walked towards them and then sat and looked at them. Mum offered him a drink. We wonder what he wanted as it had not been hot (sometimes when it's extremely hot over a long period they will come looking for water but they usually get all their fluid from eucalyptus leaves).
Anyhoo, by this time we saw him through the door and barked like the nutcases we are. He trotted down the back, climbed the apricot tree and then climbed into our bay leaf tree and we left him in peace.
He was gone this morning and we hope he found his way home. Mum estimates he was around 15 kgs (33 lbs) and he looked young.
Good luck little koala. The family loved seeing you.
No worries, and love, Stella and Rory