Claude the koala busted again for evading security to eat seedlings
June 10, 2024 7:05 PM   Subscribe

Claude the hungry koala scales fences in broad daylight to sample young seedlings at a nursery. He's a repeat offender and has attracted mates to the free feed, costing the nursery thousands of damaged plants. The nursery owner hopes new fencing and a mass planting project nearby will deter the brazen koala from repeated daylight robbery.
posted by chariot pulled by cassowaries (11 comments total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
Oh, Claude!
posted by Suedeltica at 7:21 PM on June 10 [1 favorite]

Become ungovernable.
posted by The Manwich Horror at 7:30 PM on June 10 [6 favorites]

Claude needs a crew for his next caper.
posted by humbug at 8:01 PM on June 10

in broad daylight!
posted by HearHere at 8:45 PM on June 10 [1 favorite]

I originally didn't detect the "n" in "fences." Fortunately, my eyes adjusted in time.
posted by jonp72 at 8:50 PM on June 10

I guess this particular koala isn’t particularly nocturnal.
posted by nat at 10:26 PM on June 10

posted by jenfullmoon at 4:12 AM on June 11

What a great response from the nursery owner! Yeah, it's eating our product, but that's because we've diminished their habitat and not leaving them any options. So we're working with our community and people who are planting trees so that we can try to fix this in a way that helps the koalas and us." (Paraphrase.)
posted by punchtothehead at 5:57 AM on June 11 [6 favorites]

Claude needs moar snaks!
posted by supermedusa at 9:12 AM on June 11 [1 favorite]

Wasn't the Brazen Koala a statue stolen from a mysterious temple in a pulp story?
posted by GenjiandProust at 12:55 PM on June 11

in terms of literal bronze koalas, there is one that weighs twelve tons [Australia blog]
posted by HearHere at 7:23 AM on June 12

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