Video captures koala attempting to fish

Video captures koala attempting to fish
Photo credit: Lorraine Downs

A curious marsupial has been caught trying his hand at a favourite human pastime. 

Footage from Australia has emerged of a koala holding a fishing rod on the banks of the iconic Murray River.

The bizarre event occurred near the town of Strathmerton, about a three-hour drive north of Melbourne. 

The footage was captured by Lorraine Downs as her family was enjoying a picnic in the midst of a day of fishing, 9 News reported. 

In the video a woman, presumably Ms Downs, asks the koala if it has caught anything. 

"Just another day in Australia," she adds. 

Ms Downs said the koala stuck around the family about an hour. 

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