Letting the koala out of the bag

Australian police uncovered a baby koala in the bag of a woman they stopped in a street on Sunday evening. The 50-year-old, who was being spoken to on unrelated matters, stunned Brisbane officers when she revealed she had the joey, which is protected
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Australian police uncovered a baby koala in the bag of a woman they stopped in a street on Sunday evening. The 50-year-old, who was being spoken to on unrelated matters, stunned Brisbane officers when she revealed she had the joey, which is protected under the Nature Conservation Act. She claimed she found it on Saturday night and had been caring for it since.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 08, 2016, with the headline 'Letting the koala out of the bag'. Print Edition | Subscribe