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As I headed toward the 12 Apostles from Melbourne along the Great Ocean Road, I rounded a bend and saw what looked like something grey-brown scurry across the road into the bushes. None of my three passengers had seen it, so I thought it might have been my imagination. I stopped the car anyway, grabbed my camera, and was able to grab three frames of my very first koala before he climbed too high on the tree.

Little did we know, mere miles away, a small detour would have us counting koalas in the dozens.

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