So I was checking e-mail and saw a link to a Reuters Oddly Enough article that mentioned something about a koala. Curious, I clicked through to read it.
The article was about a koala bear that was hit by a car and was stuck in the grill of the car for over 7 miles before the driver was flagged down by another driver. (How you don’t notice hitting an animal of that size, I don’t know.) The story had the obligatory rescue notes, the koala survived and everything was happy in the end.
And then I read the last sentence:
Lucky will stay at the hospital […] for 45 days to recover from his experience and receive treatment for a chlamydial infection.
So THAT’S why he was called “Lucky”! (That crazy Aussie sense of humour…)