A TRADESMAN and a postie have helped to rescue a koala from Apollo Bay’s main street.
Tradesman Geoff Woodcock spotted the koala outside a cafe and tried to herd it away from the road.
More than half an hour and two cardboard boxes later, the koala was secure and ready for a return to the bush.
“I just saw it walking down the path down to Cafe 153, and thought ‘what the hell is a koala doing down here?’” Mr Woodcock said.
He said koalas were an unusual sight at Apollo Bay.
“Not in the main street, I have seen them down at the beachfront at Marengo.”
Apollo Bay postie Mark Gaylard helped catch the koala, using his jacket to wrap it up before putting it in a box.
“Geoff did a marvellous job, he’s got the scratches to prove it,” Mr Gaylard said.
Wildlife rescuers picked up the koala and returned it to the bush after its main street adventure.