Anna Heuseler had been cycling towards Adelaide as part of a group on December 20 when they spotted the thirsty koala sitting in the middle of the road.
The temperatures had reached 40C, and the poor creature was clearly suffering. Fortunately, he appeared to understand he had come across friends and scurried over to the group of cyclists. In the video, the little koala can be seen clambering onto Anna’s bike and taking big gulps of water from her flask.
Fortunately, this koala had not been hurt in the bushfires that have left many parts of the region devastated, and was carefully escorted back into nearby trees.
A code red was declared throughout South Australia on the very same day this footage was captured, with soaring temperatures taking a particular toll on the state’s homeless population.