'Oh, Don't Climb on Me': Koala Carrying Joey Mistakes Man's Legs for Tree

A South Australian man had a close encounter with two unexpected visitors in his garden on November 17.

“It’s not a tree, darling. You can’t climb on me,” Laszlo Balazs who filmed the video can be heard saying.

The video shows a koala mother with a koala joey on her back visiting his Teringie home and trying to climb up his legs. The mother koala then crawls away after she finishes her investigation.

Last summer’s bushfires in Australia burnt nearly 300,000 hectares across South Australia, forcing native animals like koalas to relocate. Credit: Laszlo Balazs via Storyful