A koala was narrowly missed by speeding traffic while attempting to cross a road in Sydney’s outskirts on November 25.
In this video shot by 16-year-old Mackenzie Poole, the koala can be seen emerging from a pocket of bushland on one side of Junction Road in Ruse, near Campbelltown in Sydney’s southwest.
The native marsupial runs across the road as cars race past before making it safely to the other side.
A post on the ‘Help Save the Wildlife and Bushlands in Campbelltown’ Facebook page said onlookers tried to wave traffic down to help the animal cross.
“This koala was just trying to get from A to B but the road was put through it habitat many years ago without thought,” the post said.
The Macarthur region of New South Wales, which includes Campbelltown, is home to the largest population of koalas in the Sydney basin.
However local environment groups have complained that habitat loss threatens the survival of the animals with many reportedly killed in road strikes. Credit: Mackenzie Honer Poole via Storyful