A golden retriever named Asha lives in Australia with her owner, Kerry McKinnon. According to Kerry, Asha is a typical lovable golden. With her around, life is never boring; such as in the case of this unusual situation.
Recently one morning, Kerry’s husband called to her to look outside and see what Asha was up to. When Kerry looked, she could not believe her eyes. Asha was sitting outside with an adorable baby koala sitting on her back.
“It was quite early in the morning, and my husband yelled out to me to come have a look at something.”
The golden seemed perfectly content to have the koala baby snuggling on her back and was not worried about it at all, according to Kerry.
“She kept looking back at the koala but she wasn’t trying to get him off her or anything. She was happy to let him snuggle into her,” Kerry told News.com.au.
Asha obviously nominated herself as protector of the baby. Kerry assumes the tiny koala fell out of its mommas pouch. Koala babies can’t survive alone for very long, so it was wonderful that Asha rescued the tiny creature from becoming a meal for a fox or other predator or starving to death.
The family took the sweet baby koala to a vet and it is now living with capable wildlife rescuers, who will care for it until it is old enough to be released back into the wild.
Amidst the horrible devastation taking place in Australia, it is a small miracle that this baby may one day help repopulate the country that has been decimated by the fires. So far millions of animals have been lost and over 12.35 million acres have been scorched by flames in New South Wales, Victoria, and South Australia.
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