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Cyclist Captures Adorable Photos After Wild Quokka Refuses To Leave Him Alone

While out for a bike ride with his girlfriend in Rottnest, Australia, 21-year-old Campbell Jones became acquainted with possibly the friendliest quokka on Earth. The cyclist told the West Australian:

“As I walked back to my bike, the quokka chased after me. I put down the GoPro and it jumped at me as if to say, ‘Come back.’”

Credit: Campbell Jones

Credit: Campbell Jones

It would seem as if it were love at first site for the Quokka. And humorously, Jones agrees. When asked what made the Quokka approach him, Jones replied: “My good looks I think.”

Credit: Campbell Jones

Credit: Campbell Jones

As was recently reported, Quokkas are quite inquisitive animals who in many cases aren’t abashed to approaching humans. With few natural predators, they are less fearful than many wild animals.

Credit: Campbell Jones

Credit: Campbell Jones

Because the photos of Jones and the Quokka are making rounds on social media, one would hope that the exposure helps raise awareness for the ‘vulnerable’ animal and inspire more protection efforts.

 Quokkas have a very limited distribution in Australia. Most of the population exists on Bald and Rottnest islands. There is also a mainland colony in the Two Peoples Bay Nature Reserve near Albany on the South coast of Western Australia.

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