Wild koala spotted 'trying to drive' family car

Boy snaps adorable pictures of koala at the wheel

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Wild koala spotted  'trying to drive' family car


A schoolboy in Australia was astonished to find a koala "trying to drive" the family Land Rover.

Sam Box, 15, said he had just got off the bus and returned home in rural Victoria to find the adorable animal sitting in the driver's seat with its paws on the steering wheel.

Speaking to 9news.com.au, Sam said: "We see them a fair bit here but never in the car.

"It was checking me out as much as I was checking him out. I opened the door and he just got out and walked away."

Online users have gone crazy for the pictures, which have been uploaded to Twitter.
Sam's family live on a 200-acre farm at Maude, near Geelong, a region famous for its koala encounters.

According to the Mirror, Sam's father Michael said he "couldn't believe it" when he saw the pictures.

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