"This is what happens when you leave your car doors open in a vineyard... koalas jump into your car, and your dog's really curious," Whitrow narrates over the footage, as his dog looks on in amazement, inquisitively poking his nose in the koala's direction.
The koala was in no rush to leave the comfort of the cool car and it took Whitrow quite a while to coax him back outside. He tried giving it some water, but instead it climbed into the front seats and firmly attached itself to the dashboard, scratching it up with its razor-sharp claws. After pleading with the little guy to leave, he finally managed to peel him off and push him out the passenger side door. It eventually scurried away and climbed up a nearby gum tree.
Although they may seem cute and cuddly, koalas can be quite violent, so Whitlow's lucky he made off without being bitten or scratched. Though frankly, we'd take an uninvited koala in the car over a monster spider any day.
h/t ABC News