While cycling through the blistering heat in the Adelaide Hills last week, cyclist Matt Sully came across a thirsty koala desperately searching for a drink of water. Naturally, he stopped to give the creature some water.
Australia’s heatwave has caused temperatures to rise up to over 42 degrees Celsius this season, causing extremes dryness and leaving animals helpless in their search for water. Sully recalls it being so hot that he wrote on his Facebook page, “The koalas were flagging us down to give em water”.
Sully’s bottle was emptied out, but he probably didn’t mind.