Firefly residents Glen and Fiona Willard arrived with more than they packed on a recent visit down south.
They had only just left their home heading south when they hit what looked like a lorikeet. The brief moment was regretted but sadly unavoidable.
One and a half hours and a brief stop later, they pulled over near Hexham Bridge due to a spilt milkshake. A flash of colour caught their eye and they realised with shock their unfortunate roadkill had come with them with a bird’s eye view of the road.
“I went to get it out but when I got closer I saw it move!” said an astounded Fiona.
They carefully extricated the bird and put it gently in their car, assuming if the shock didn’t kill it, injuries would.
“Well blow me down, by the time we got to Brooklyn, it flew up to the dashboard. Then it bit me!” she laughed.
The unlikely hitchhiker was released into bushland at their destination, where it regained full health. “It passed with flying colours!”