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So are we, but no matter how many times we put them up, it doesn’t seem to make a difference to the death toll.

Another healthy earthling was found dead at Bangalow, a casualty in the gravel beside the road.

President of the Bangalow Koalas group Linda Sparrow says that early last Friday she got yet another call from a member of the public regarding a dead adult male koala on Hinterland Way heading south just past the overpass near the Bangalow exit.

‘This is the fifth dead koala in Bangalow this year by car strike that I know of,’ said Ms Sparrow. ‘This section is notorious with four of the five koalas found in a triangle of less then 250 metres – Granuaille Rd/Hinterland Way.

‘I’m calling it the “Bermuda Triangle” as so many koalas are disappearing from here.’ 

Linda says the person who called it in was driving along this section on Tuesday night at 9.15pm when she saw a white Prado car pulled over with hazard lights on right at the spot where the koala was found.

‘It is devastating again to lose another healthy koala. All we can do is keep on telling people to slow down in koala areas.

Sparrow says that Hinterland Way in Bangalow is a bad koala kill hot spot and her group will do their utmost to ensure there is no increase in traffic on this section of the koala corridor.

‘I’m not sure what more we can do then continue to educate, make aware and advocate for our poor koalas.’


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4 COMMENTS

  1. What Makes me so angry about all wild life deaths are some can be avoided
    I witnessed one run deliberately over a tortoise that I was in the process of picking up of the left hand side of a straight road about a metre from the edge heading the wrong way swerved into the tortoises and flattened it.
    Later at a service station I confronted him and his answer gave piss off dickhead it was only a tortoise and it should not be on the road his rego paid for. Won’t say what happened after this

  2. …and how can someone just leave this beautiful animal there, probably didn’t even check to see if there was a joey. Yes, I know sometimes it is unavoidable, but surely one should be caring enough to take it to a vet or take it away for a burial rather than just leaving it there.

  3. Always, always if you see a sick, injured or dead koala please call the Friends of the Koala 24 hour Rescue Line on 6622 1233.
    Please put that number in your phone

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