TODAY   |  March 17, 2013

Koala gets a cool drink from a bicyclist

An Australian bicyclist offered up his water bottle to a little koala he spotted on the side of the road, and the little guy happily accepted. TODAY’s Jenna Wolfe reports.

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>>> and, finally, so the institute of medicine says that men should drink 13 cups of water a day. women should drink 9 cups of water a day. and koala bears to take whatever they can from bicyclists. and now the pictures. they saw this little guy on the side of the road and decided to get him hydrated. did he look thirsty? i don't know what the international sign is. it only took a few seconds for the koala to dig in. they spent 30 minutes together before the biker went on his way. no word on what it did for snacks after.

>> are they like raccoons in australia? do they show up on the side of the road ?

>> only when bikers are passing by, from what i said. they like to keep to themselves if it's just runners.

>> pretty sure she's making that up.

>> i think so. you don't know that.

>> well, if you don't know that --

>> let's go to google. yes?

>> i'll get the google and get right back to you.

>> we have the first check of the weather.