What does the well-bred marsupial do when a neighbor drops in? Well, first he offers him a bite to eat. This is just what happened in a Sydney, Australia game preserve when a furry young koala dropped out of his eucalyptus tree and in on a kangaroolike animal called a wallaby.
The occasion was most unusual, for the aloof koala spends most of its life in trees, dining by night on the intoxicating eucalyptus leaves. The wallaby, which had been eating its normal fare of toadstools and grass, did its best by offering a tidbit. The high-living guest sniffed politely but would have none of it. When the wallaby persisted, the koala jumped impolitely backward and ran for a nearby tree—eucalyptus, of course.