Playful Koala on Flinders Beach on North-West side of Stradbroke Island.
Koalas seem fairly tame over here. Two sitting in she-oaks each about 2M off the ground. Not spooked at all by the attention.
Then, about half way along the beach we saw this young fell ow actually running up and down the beach, and playing around the kids like a puppy.
Then, he decides to go into the water for a tub! Little bugger went about 20m into the sea, swam around for a good half hour fascinating onlookers, before coming back to the beach.
Where he was interrogated by Constable Brian, and then released without charge. Little bugger took a while to recover from his swim.
Have never heard of or seen this behaviour before: a koala who likes to “play” with humans, and swim in the ocean.