Dec. 2 (UPI) -- Animal rescuers in Australia were summoned to he home of a woman who found something unexpected in the branches of her Christmas tree: a koala.
The Adelaide and Hills Koala Rescue said the hotline operator initially thought they were being pranked when Amanda McCormick called to report finding a koala climbing the Christmas tree inside her home in Mannum.
"But no, a koala desperate to get in the Christmas spirit had wandered into Amanda's house and decided it wanted to be the fairy on the Christmas tree," the rescue said in a Facebook post.
The female koala was safely returned to the outdoors.
"Koalas are very curious creatures and if the opportunity presents itself, they will investigate," the rescue told 9 News.