'Best Thing To Happen To Me On A Ride Ever': Dehydrated Koala Flags Down Cyclist For Water

December 27, 2019

A severely dehydrated koala had its thirst quenched by a cyclist during an extreme heat wave in Australia.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

PHOTO OF THE DAY 😍😍😍 Australian Koala Bears 🐻 suffering severe thirst in a heatwave. This Koala walked right up to me as I was descending and climbed up onto my bike while I gave him water. BEST THING TO HAPPEN TO ME ON A RIDE EVER. : : : #cyclingtips #cycling #roadcycling #roadbike #roadbikelife #lifeonabike #travelbybike #cyclingphotography #cycleshots #rideyourbike #instacycle #veloclub #cyclinglife #fromwhereride #switchbacks #roadslikethese #cyclingpassion #cyclingworld #whenindoubtpedalitout #womenonbikes #womenriders @cyclingtips @veloclub.cc @iamspecialized @iamspecialized_wmn @womenridebikes #rideadelaide #radelaide #adelaide #adelaidehills #southaustralia #koala #koalabear #koalabears #australia

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Anna Heuseler had been cycling towards Adelaide with a group when they spotted the koala sitting in the middle of the road.

"This Koala walked right up to me as I was descending and climbed up onto my bike while I gave him water," Heuseler wrote on Instagram.

"BEST THING TO HAPPEN TO ME ON A RIDE EVER."

Heuseler added that several other cyclists on the ride commented that it was "genuinely the best thing they’ve witnessed."

 

In the video, the koala can be seen climbing onto Heuseler's bike and taking big gulps from her water bottle.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

There were about a dozen cyclists around me watching this (all men) and several commented that it was genuinely the best thing they’ve witnessed. What a truly wonderful experience. Check out my previous posts this morning for explanation. : : : #cyclingtips #cycling #roadcycling #roadbike #roadbikelife #lifeonabike #travelbybike #cyclingphotography #cycleshots #rideyourbike #instacycle #veloclub #cyclinglife #fromwhereride #switchbacks #roadslikethese #cyclingpassion #cyclingworld #whenindoubtpedalitout #womenonbikes #womenriders @cyclingtips @veloclub.cc @iamspecialized @iamspecialized_wmn @womenridebikes #rideadelaide #radelaide #adelaide #adelaidehills #southaustralia #koala #koalabear #koalabears #australia

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"We've seen literally hundreds of koalas over the years, we have never seen a koala do this," Heuseler told 7News. "We were descending from Norton Summit Road back into the city early this morning and we came around a bend and there was a koala sitting in the middle of the road.

Naturally, we stopped because we were going to help relocate him off the road.

I stopped on my bike and he walked right up to me, quite quickly for a koala, and as I was giving him a drink from all our water bottles, he actually climbed up onto my bike.

None of us have ever seen anything like it."

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