It’s the start of a new week, and that means we’re sharing another good news story. This one is from our friends on the other side of the world in Australia. Amanda McCormick, who lives near Adelaide had a bit of a shock when she found a koala in her Christmas tree! The furry friend had wandered into Amanda’s home and decided that her Christmas tree looked like the perfect place for a nap, and snuggled up in the branches.

The incident resulted in some super cute photos! After snapping some photographic evidence, Amanda called the wildlife rescue group, 1300KOALAZ. The charity wrote on Facebook: “Our hotline operator took a call. At first, she thought she was the victim of a prank call.” They reported that the koala was simply “desperate to get in the Christmas spirit.”

Amanda, who lives in Coromandel Valley in southern Australia, isn’t alone in her experience. The founder of 1300KOALAZ, Dee Hearne-Hellon, said that koalas are occasionally known to sneak into houses.

The koala was safely released into the neighbourhood, which is in an area of habitat perfect for koalas, and scurried up a nearby tree. We hope the koala had a lovely day out (or in!) in Amanda’s Christmas tree! Have you had any unexpected friends in your home? Send us a message on social media, we’d love to hear your stories!

Click HERE to read last Monday’s Good News story about the Queen’s brand new Gin.

Click HERE for more information on 1300KOALAZ and their great work.

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