Thursday 2 December 2010

Sleepy Head

Koala takes a nap in Aussie bar

Stop us if you've heard this one — a koala walks into a bar, has a seat and promptly falls asleep.

While it could be the start to a funny joke, it was reality for an Australian bar owner, the newswire AFP reports. The koala walked into the Marlin Bar on Queensland's Magnetic Island Saturday night during a storm, stunning bartender, Kevin Martin.

He said the koala climbed up onto a beam above the bar before falling asleep.

"I asked him for ID and he didn't have any so that's when he got a bit disgruntled and climbed up a pole," Martin told AFP. "And he just sort of lay over the piece of wood, one of the little rafters, and flopped his arms down and just fell asleep, enjoying the atmosphere."

Martin called wildlife officials to remove the koala, who set it free elsewhere on the island.

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