Desperate koala stops cyclist and clings to her hand while gulping water from her bottle as temperatures soar to nearly 40C.
A thirsty koala suffering through scorching temperatures of 40C stopped a cyclist in her tracks and had a drink from her water bottle.

Anna Heusler and a group of cyclists were riding towards Adelaide on Friday when they spotted the parched koala sitting in the middle of the road.

They stopped to help the animal back into nearby bushland after it scurried over to Ms Heusler.

‘I stopped on my bike and he walked right up to me, quite quickly for a koala, and as I was giving him a drink from all our water bottles, he actually climbed up onto my bike,’ she told 7News.