|Sure he looks cute,|
but don't be fooled.
But there's one animal that I've noticed that overseas tourists all seem obsessed about, and I don't understand it at all. Why, may I ask, is everyone so worked up about the koala?
I don't think I've met a single person who was visiting from overseas who didn't want to hold a koala. There's a whole tourist industry based around it, where for an overpriced fee said tourist can go, have a koala shoved unceremoniously into their arms, and get their picture taken. Seriously, people actually pay to hold one of those vicious little monsters!
|... and he shows his true nature.|
The fact is, koalas are not nice animals. Seriously, I've met more amiable rottweilers. They scratch, they growl, they bite. They stink to high heavens, something you don't realise until some underpaid koala sanctuary worker is apathetically shoving one into your waiting arms. And the noises they make, you can't really imagine them until you've heard them.
Still don't believe me? Think that they're sweet little things that couldn't possibly be as awful and vicious as I'm painting them to be. Well watch this youtube video of some tourists who thought it would be a good idea to get close to a couple of wild koalas on a road. Lets just say the koalas disabused them of that notion pretty quickly.
Just consider it a public service announcement.