Cute koala cools off in Australian heat wave - pictures
By Hannah Wood, Mirror.co.uk 4/02/2009
This little koala was suffering so much in the 40+ degree southern Australian heat wave that he sidled up to the back porch of a family home on the lookout for some relief.
Lucky for him the kids were in and poured him a tub of cold water to help him cool down.
After tentatively lapping up the water and dipping his paw in to test the temperature the little koala decided to throw caution to the wind and hop in.
Looks like it worked a treat...