Jan 17 2017: Greenwood Parade Leongatha – Injured Koala Up tree
MEMBERS of the public and the Leongatha Fire Brigade came to the rescue of an injured koala after it was found bleeding up a tree on Friday morning.
The koala was found on Greenwood Parade outside Leongatha Healthcare at about 11.30am.
“It was a strange call out to get. Normally it’s a cat stuck up a tree, not a koala,” First Lieutenant Scott Hillis of Leongatha CFA said….
Four people were required to stretch out the sheet that caught the koalas fall.
A member of the public spotted the koala and reported it to wildlife rescue.
The koala was taken to a vet clinic in Traralgon.
Due to a missing incisor and another worn down incisor, the koala was emaciated and could not eat.
He also had a bone infection in his jaw.
Unfortunately, due to his condition, the koala was unable to be saved.