We Should Have Known What 2016 Had In Store For Us When This Koala Video Surfaced

Submitted by: squrlz4ever 5 months ago in Weird


We were warned.
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Male 186
SOMEONE HUG IT
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Male 2,986
For anyone interested, there's a good article on koalas over at Wikipedia.

Gleanings: They sleep 20 hours a day; this video appears to be showing a territorial encounter between an adult male and a juvenile male; their eucalyptus leaf diet provides insufficient energy to maintain a large brain--consequently, they aren't the brightest of critters; the first recorded encounter between a European and a koala occurred in 1798; in 1810, George Perry published the first koala illustration (see below).

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Male 2,265
Koalas will fuck you shit up.
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Male 2,986
I'd heard that koalas have a seldom seen dark-side, and this video does a pretty good job of capturing it. I just wanted to give Koala Jr. a hug. He seems so... so... outraged and indignant, sitting there. "There, there, little guy... yes, life can be pretty unfair, can't it?"  "AINGGGHHHH!" 
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Male 1,015
squrlz4ever Looks to me like this is an older male exerting it's dominance over a younger male...koalas are, for the most part very sedate, but like any wild animal, can, and do, become aggressive, particularly over territorial disputes. 
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Male 2,986
buttersrules Thanks! I think you, being an Australian, are the authority in this thread. Outside of a zoo, I've never even seen a koala.
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Male 1,015
squrlz4ever Their fur is super soft, but they can stink like shit! The claws are sharp, but they're normally quite placid; but they could scratch you up something fierce if provoked or frightened. There's a wildlife reserve and national park not that far from where I live where you can cuddle a koala. It's a must-see place for the Japanese tourists; they can't get enough of them.

Edit: I don't know what they taste like, though. I've tasted kangaroo, camel, emu, and crocodile....but never koala. Not sure if that's even legal....But if it was, I'd try it.
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Male 2,986
buttersrules Just as long as squirrels aren't on the menu....
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Male 1,025
squrlz4ever I think the operative word in all this is BEARS!
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Male 20,305
I always thought koalas were cute and sweet. 

I'l never make that mistake again.
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Male 1,527
fancylad I always heard that Koalas were mean, cruel, and vicious creatures who get high off of eucalyptus leaves, which affect them the same way pot affects humans. Since it takes Koalas forever to digest a eucalyptus leaf, they pretty much eat all day, and so are high all day. In the hours when a Koala first wakes up, it's mean and vicious again until it gets its fix.
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Male 1,447
fancylad Reality doesn't seem to affect all I-A-B users, why should you let it.

Fell better Fancy




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Male 20,305
insaneai Fool me once...
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Male 536
fancylad ... we won't get fooled again :D

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