A koala hid in a woman's backpack

A koala hid in a woman's backpack

A koala was found in a woman's backpack during a routine traffic stop.

A six-month-old animal was taken to a police station in Brisbane, Australia, to be cared for after being found zipped up in a 50-year-old woman's rucksack, who was arrested after failing to declare the fluffy creature during a check, according to The Independent Online.

Speaking about the tree-climbing animal's welfare, a spokesperson from the RSPCA Queensland, Michael Beatty, said: "He's been on fluids but is doing well and will shortly be going out to a career. He weighs 1.5 kilograms and we've called him Alfred.

"Often the animal may have no obvious signs of injury but it can have internal injuries that need immediate attention."