A Queensland woman was left with a huge shock when the cute koala she was trying to cuddle with by the roadside suddenly attacked her.
The video, posted on TikTok on Thursday, has received more than a million views.
In the video, captioned ‘Talking to a Free Bear’, the person filming the scene can be heard saying: ‘This girl is trying to talk to a koala…her day is coming. up and me about it. ‘
In the TikTok video, one can see a woman approaching a koala sitting on the side of the road
In the video, the woman is seen approaching the koala after spotting it sitting on the side of a busy roadway.
She then appears to talk to the marsupial as she crouched down.
But as she moved closer, wanting to cuddle the animal, the koala became alarmed and lunged at the woman.
When she tried to back away, the woman lost her balance and fell to the ground.
The koala then started attacking her while she was on the way.
As the koala continues to attack, the person behind the camera is heard shouting: ‘Catch them! Get them! Hahaha. ‘
After bending over as if she was about to hug the koala, it became aggressive and lunged at the woman, forcing her to fall to the ground as she tried to back away (pictured)
Koalas are more likely to become aggressive and attack humans if they feel threatened or humans are about to attack them.
Many of those commenting on the video suggested that the woman’s cautious approach to the native animals suggested she was likely an American, despite not knowing where she came from.
One said: “When Americans come to Australia.
‘Tell me you’re not from Australia without telling me you’re not from Australia,’ another commented.
“If people from the US ask me if bears are real, I’ll send them this,” commented a third.