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ITV News Asia correspondent Debi Edward pranked about a ‘drop bear’


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British TV reporter puts on body armour and safety goggles to hold a koala after being told it was a ‘really vicious’ DROP BEAR with poisonous fangs – before she realises the joke’s on her

  • ITV News Asia reporter Debi Edward was filming on Kangaroo Island on Saturday
  • Her Aussie crew convinced her there is a subspecies of koala called a ‘drop bear’ 
  • Edward was filmed putting on a protective top and goggles to handle the bear
  • ‘They drop out of the trees to attack people,’ Debi said as she fell for the prank

This is the hilarious moment a Scottish TV reporter was fooled into thinking a koala was a lethal ‘drop bear’ that could kill her.

ITV News Asia correspondent Debi Edward was duped by her Aussie camera crew while filming on Kangaroo Island on Saturday.

They convinced her there is a subspecies of koala called a ‘drop bear’ that has venomous fangs and attacks humans.

In times of tragedy and incessant misery, sometimes humour is the best medicine This is the UK’s ITV News, Asia correspondent Debi Edward. I have had the pleasure of working with her now on a number of occasions and she is an exceptional journalist and a lovely lady. However, I am Australian and by proclamation a dirty rotten scoundrel. If you enjoyed this video, please don’t let Debi’s humiliation be in vain 😂 Please donate directly to help the park who are treating these koalas. https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-save-kangaroo-islands-koalas-and-wildlife?utm_source=customer&utm_medium=copy_link-tip&utm_campaign=p_cp+share-sheet Remember, nearly 40,000 have died here on Kangaroo Island. Don’t forget to share this post too 😂 Garnett Hall Sam Mitchell #KIWildlifePark #KangarooIsland #ki #SouthAustralia #SA #AusArmy #YourADF #Australianbushfires #koalas #news #fires

Posted by Sean Mulcahy on Saturday, 11 January 2020

This is the hilarious moment a Scottish TV reporter was fooled into thinking a koala was a lethal ‘drop bear’ that could kill her

Edward was filmed putting on a protective top and goggles before the crew brought out the so-called drop bear, which was actually just a large koala.

Sean Mulcahy from Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park spoke to the camera, playing along with the prank.

He said: ‘The third most common injury we see from tourists in Australia is actually from a drop bear attack.’ 

The koala was then handed to Edward, who looked terrified as she clutched the friendly marsupial. 

‘I’ve been told that this is quite a dangerous bear, it’s been known to attack people,’ she said.

‘It’s called a drop bear because they drop out of the trees to attack people.’ 

‘I’m trying not to be worried because I’ve been told that he can sense if I’m worried,’ she said.

After a few moments, Mr Mulcahy took the koala back from Edward and the crew burst out lauging.

‘You were kidding me! F****** Aussies,’ Edward screamed as she realised the drop bear does not exist.

Although they have sharp claws, koalas are solitary animals and it is extremely rare for them to attack humans. 

'You were kidding me! F****** Aussies,' Edward screamed as she realised the drop bear does not exist

‘You were kidding me! F****** Aussies,’ Edward screamed as she realised the drop bear does not exist



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