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Adorable moment a mother koala carries her oversized joey as they safely cross the road

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A koala has been captured carrying her baby on her back to ensure they safely cross the road in adorable new footage. 

The mother-daughter duo were seen venturing out together at Blanket Bay, a campground in Cape Otway, Victoria, in video shared to Reddit on Monday.

The mother gave her joey a piggyback ride as she walked along the gravel, before stopping directly in front of the camera.

The mum and bub looked ahead as they paused for a moment and then continued their journey into some shrubbery. 

A koala has been captured carrying her baby on her back in Victoria (pictured)

A koala has been captured carrying her baby on her back in Victoria (pictured)

‘G’day from Blanket Bay, Victoria,’ the Reddit user posted alongside the video. 

The video was adored by other Redit users.

‘Bless her fluffy ears. I love how the little one is just resting his between them,’ one person wrote.  

‘And he’s starting to look a little too big to be riding on mum’s back now haha.’

‘What a koala-ty vid,’ another person commented.

A third said: ‘Oh my goodness, that is so cute.’ 

The mother gave her joey a piggyback ride as she walked along the gravel, before stopping directly in front of the camera

The mother gave her joey a piggyback ride as she walked along the gravel, before stopping directly in front of the camera

The mum and bub looked ahead as they paused for a moment and then continued their journey into some shrubbery

The mum and bub looked ahead as they paused for a moment and then continued their journey into some shrubbery

Those who live locally said the koalas at Blanket Bay and its surrounds are known for being ‘chill’.

The woman who posted the video said the sighting was ‘really special’, as she commended the native marsupial for remaining calm.

‘My guess is she’s a resident of the campground and sees people all the time,’ the woman wrote. 

This is not the first time someone has stumbled across a joey hitching a ride off its mum. 

Rosalind Willis and her husband were driving down a country road in Victoria back in November when they spotted the native Australian icon with her two passengers. 

The mother and her baby are seen walking away after trawling along a road at a campsite

The mother and her baby are seen walking away after trawling along a road at a campsite

‘There’s a handful – look at mumma with two babies!’ Ms Willis can be heard saying on the video. 

The furry marsupial then makes it across the road where she waddles through the long grass towards the safety of a eucalyptus tree with the youngsters clinging on. 

‘Aww Mrs Koala. Two bubbas … what a load,’ Ms Willis adds. 

Koalas are born tiny and without fur and immediately crawl inside their mother’s pouch where they stay for about six to seven months.

Once they develop proper ears, eyes and fur they venture outside the pouch and hitch a ride on their mother’s back for another few months.

Rosalind Willis and her husband were driving down a country road in Victoria back in November when they spotted the native Australian icon with her two passengers (pictured)

Rosalind Willis and her husband were driving down a country road in Victoria back in November when they spotted the native Australian icon with her two passengers (pictured) 

This post was first published on DailyMail.

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