A driver has been left shocked after finding a Koala clinging to their car.

Man gets Koala stuck in car

Man gets Koala stuck in car

The unnamed driver had driven 10 miles from his home in Adelaide, Australia, when he heard a strange crying noise, and stopped his car to locate the source of the sounds.

When the driver inspected his car, he was shocked to find six-year-old Kelly the Koala clinging to his wheel strut for dear life.

With the help of Fauna Rescue, the driver was able to coax Kelly out from behind his wheel, and took her to a vet for an inspection.

Fauna Rescue's Jane Brister, who was called out to care for the marsupial, said: ''I have never seen anything like that. It is absolutely incredible. She was crying a little bit, she was a little bit shaken and she was clearly in shock but I rushed her straight to the vet. I could smell her burnt fur. It would have been hot in there. She was wedged in very, very tight so I got underneath car with a head torch and all I could see was a furry lump.''

Kelly was in care for 48 hours before being released back into the wild, where she is said to have scampered into a nearby tree to live out her days in peace.

Koalas have been listed as a ''vulnerable'' species since 2012, and Australian Koala Foundation estimates there are fewer than 100,000 left in the wild.