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It’s ‘Mad Max: Fury Road,’ koala-style, as marsupials brawl on Australian highway

Koalas may seem cute and cuddly, but they’re still wild animals.
Koalas may seem cute and cuddly, but they’re still wild animals. The Sacramento Bee file

A passing motorist’s video of a road rage incident on an Australian highway comes with a twist – the combatants are a pair of normally cute and cuddly koalas.

Sharon Bercely encountered the brawl on the Portland-Nelson Road in Victoria, Australia, on Thursday, reports 9News. She pulled over and tried to shoo the marsupials out of the road. Then a truck came barreling down the road toward the koalas.

“I thought, ‘oh no, they’re goners,’ ” Bercely told the TV station. She waved off the driver, who managed to avoid the koalas, and Brecely used a towel and some loud shouting to move the koalas off the road into the brush.

“It’s fabulous to see people so concerned about our wildlife and we really encourage that,” Zoe Rowell, a zookeeper at Melbourne Zoo, said.

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