A koala survived a 10 mile ride inches away from certain death

A driver traveled 10 miles down the road and unknowingly had a koala bear trapped inside the car's wheel arch.

The koala snuck inside the wheel arch and couldn't get out, and the driver of the car didn't discover it was down there until after they stopped the car.

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The koala was crying and the Australian fire service removed the wheel to save it. It also was covered in grease from the car.

An animal rescue organization helped the koala recover and eventually helped it get back into nature. Now it is doing well and back to climbing trees and hopefully staying out of cars.