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Stubborn koala refuses rescue

Not even an expert who rode a crane into the tree canopy could coax the stubborn koala into moving on from his prime position in Castle Street.
Not even an expert who rode a crane into the tree canopy could coax the stubborn koala into moving on from his prime position in Castle Street.

A CAGEY and somewhat stubborn koala came close to bringing the city centre to a standstill yesterday afternoon.

Animal lovers were alarmed when the marsupial was found up a jacaranda tree in Castle St.

Boambee resident Sue Vega raised the alarm around 1.30pm and concerned for the animal’s welfare she rallied WIRES and the council to remove it to somewhere safer.

Unfortunately the koala refused to co-operate, and even seemed to dig in as the afternoon wore on.

When last seen by the Advocate it was settled comfortably in the top branches of a tree next to the car park.

It was hoped that under the cover of dark it would move to a suitable location for the night’s activities.

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