Ferocious Koala Chases Down ATV Rider + Video

Lucas Cooney
by Lucas Cooney
Australian ATV rider tries to outrun a determined koala

Australians have different problems than the rest of us. In a land known for poisonous snakes and spiders, giant crocodiles, dog-sized bats, and an array of other nightmare-inducing animals, even one of the cutest creatures on the planet can be a menace.

A video surfaced recently that showed a koala chasing a woman on a Honda ATV, who was trying to herd her dairy cows in for milking. She plotted her escape, but the cows blocked her path, forcing her off the ATV. The koala responded by jumping on the rear wheel before the video cut out. We can only assume the cuddly creature consumed the quad before chasing down the women recording the video. She apparently survived the ordeal, but she’ll no doubt be haunted by visions of the ferocious koala for the rest of her days.

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Lucas Cooney
Lucas Cooney

I have been working exclusively in digital media since 1997. I started out with TSN.ca, spending nearly nine years creating and editing content on Canada's leading sports website. I left to join VerticalScope, Inc., one of the world's largest online publishers, to start a number of powersports publications. While at VerticalScope, I've helped create and oversee content for a wide variety of different publications, including ATV.com, Off-Road.com, ArcheryTalk.com, Tractor.com, RVGuide.com, and many more.

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