The Ultimate Tree Change1 December 2013
We’ve gone all warm and fuzzy in this issue of The Crack. Plumber Heath Jones got the surprise of a lifetime when working on a job at a St Helens Park building site, southwest of Sydney, where he discovered a koala and her new born joey had made themselves quite at home within the building framework.
Progress on the new home construction was slowed down to the bare minimum as the work site waited for a wildlife organisation to collect the animals.
Heath, a roof plumber, was able to work around the furry pair to get his work done, but many others were forced to abandon the site for the day. “I was able to do my job, but the bricklayers didn’t turn up for the day,” Heath said. “It’s the first time I’ve ever been stopped by a koala. It was just crawling around in the roof - not something that you see every day!”
Koala sightings in the residential St Helens Park and Airds areas are becoming more frequent, with a population of 200 koalas living in nearby bushland. So, if you start noticing your trees missing a few leaves there’s a fair chance you may have got some new furry neighbours.