Claude the Koala was revealed to be the mystery thief responsible for eating $3,800 worth of plants from a nursery. He ate so much he was too tired flee.


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Humphrey Herington of the Eastern Forest Nursery in New South Wales said staff first noticed plants going missing a few months ago, and they initially suspected some escaped goats or local possums were behind the thefts.”There weren’t really any signs, there was no tracks or anything, to indicate what it could have been.”

But the mystery was solved when workers arrived to find Claude, who was got himself into an epic food coma. “I guess that day he must have had a really big feed and was too tired to go back to his tree,” Herington said. He wrapped Claude in a towel and moved him to a nearby tree. Some koala-proof fencing is being installed to protect the plants.

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