Thirsty koala drinks entire water bottle from generous cyclist

Matt Sully stopped mid-ride to help out a lethargic koala on a hot day.

ByKELLY MCCARTHY
January 25, 2018, 10:18 AM

— -- A concerned cyclist took a pit stop during his ride through Adelaide, Australia, to help out a thirsty koala.

PHOTO: Matt Sully stopped to give a thirsty koala some water during a mid-bike ride in Adelaide, South Australia on Jan. 18.
Matt Sully stopped to give a thirsty koala some water during a mid-bike ride in Adelaide, South Australia on Jan. 18.
Matt Sully

Matt Sully posted a video on Facebook, where he is seen squirting some water on the ground near the lethargic looking marsupial before allowing it to drink straight from his water bottle.

PHOTO: Matt Sully stopped mid-bike ride in Adelaide, South Australia on Jan. 18, to give a thirsty koala some water.
Matt Sully stopped mid-bike ride in Adelaide, South Australia on Jan. 18, to give a thirsty koala some water.
Matt Sully

"This little guy called 'Slurpy' was so thirsty he emptied my entire bottle," Sully wrote in the post.

Sully said the temperature was "like a furnace" during his ride last Thursday and he'd never experienced heat like that.

PHOTO: A koala walks across the road in front of Matt Sully during a bike ride in Adelaide, South Australia on Jan. 18.
A koala walks across the road in front of Matt Sully during a bike ride in Adelaide, South Australia on Jan. 18.
Matt Sully

He rode with Bubba's Cycling Tours and said it was a "great experience" and was glad they were "in the right place at the right time" to help out the animal.

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