WHEN climate worrywart Graham Redfearn parted company with The Courier-Mail he may well have left behind something nasty and quite contagious. Read this story, which would seem to confirm that suspicion, concerning the sad plight of a koala whose home forest was allegedly knocked down by Gaia-raping loggers. The timber-getters responsible are also getting a hard time from the Huffington Post, which apparently believes koalas go walkabout for days on end. Perhaps they nip out for pedicures.
In any case, marsupial beauty regimes notwithstanding, it seems the poor little fellow had a nasty eye infection, which may explain why he was sitting there dazed and confused. Another thing worth noting is that the cleared forest consisted of pine trees, which kolas don't eat. All this comes from the rescue service that dosed him with antibiotics, pointed him at an edible tree and sent him on his way.
As this fanciful tale involves a photogenic koala, expect other international outlets to depict the little chap as one more victim of environmental outrage. And not a word of it will be true.