An orphaned wallaby joey was rescued from its mother’s pouch after she was killed by a car in Hobart, Tasmania, on August 3.
Footage by local man Nick Monk shows the joey clinging to its rescuer’s chest after being removed from the pouch.
Photographer Monk was passing through Dynnyrne, a suburb of Hobart, when he saw a vehicle pulled over to the side of the road “with its hazard lights illuminated.”
Monk told Storyful, “There was a gentleman on the side of the road with a high-visibility top on. I stopped and asked him if he was OK. He stated that he was, and said that he was a wildlife rescuer.”
The man was from the Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Monk said. When he checked the pouch of the dead wallaby, both he and Monk were “delighted” to find a healthy joey.
It made for an “uplifting outcome to an otherwise sad story,” Monk said. Credit: Nick Monk via Storyful