'Lucky' the Koala lives after horror car hit
The world's luckiest Koala is finally ok and has recovered from his ordeal well.
He has hit by a car travelling at 100km / hr, and was dragged with his head jammed through the vehicle grill for 12kms.
Poor little guy...
The eight-year-old male koala, named "Ely 'Lucky' Grills" by rescuers, was struck by an unwitting motorist north of Brisbane and found only when the car stopped after being flagged down by another vehicle.
"To have him survive and virtually unscathed is quite miraculous," Australian Wildlife Hospital spokewoman Carolyn Beaton told Reuters Tuesday.
"Lucky" hung on during his ordeal with one arm and his trapped head, and was freed with household scissors used like a fireman's "jaws-of-life" to cut around the car's mesh grill with the horrified owner's permission, Beaton said.
"Whilst Lucky was in shock, he quickly recovered and was nearly better after a couple of hours rest and a feed," she said.
Lucky will stay at the hospital, set up by the late television wildlife and crocodile crusader Steve Irwin, for 45 days to recover from his experience and receive treatment for a chlamydial infection.