Koala Stops the Traffic – level 3

08-11-2021 15:00

Police had to escort a koala to safety from a busy Australian highway. The native marsupial had wandered onto the road where it stopped the busy traffic.

A video posted to Facebook shows cars stopped on the roadway while a policeman shepherds the animal to safety. The koala ambled and hopped casually along the highway before eventually taking refuge in greenery next to the road, all to the amusement of motorists. The officer stayed close to the koala until it climbed a tree to safety.
Koalas look cute but experts say that they should not be picked up because they have sharp claws.

Difficult words: marsupial (a mammal like the kangaroo and the koala), wander (walk without a specific destination), shepherd (to guide), amble (walk slowly and in a relaxed way), take refuge (to find a safe place), amusement (enjoinment, fun), claw (an animal’s nail).

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