Wet Koala Photoshop: Hoax Picture Of Scary Marsupial Goes Viral (PHOTO)

07/26/2012 01:17 pm ET | Updated Jul 26, 2012
wet koala photoshop

When Crocodile Dundee has nightmares, it's not giant reptiles he fears. It's this scary bugger.

If it were revealed that irradiated eucalyptus had spawned a horde of undead koalas, we'd have to regard this as evidence. Too bad that it's only an excellent Photoshop job.

So, until that Down-under version of apocalypse inevitably hits, Fosters-fueled fantasies involving shotguns, razor-edged boomerangs and Michelle Jenneke will have to wait.

The scary looking image of a wet koala with nasty-looking fangs went viral on Facebook earlier this month, raising speculation about its authenticity. NowPublic revealed the hoax by uncovering the original, super-adorable wet koala image.

HuffPost reached out to the photographer who snapped the picture of the wet koala in 2009, who goes by the Flickr user name "Oz_drdolittle," but didn't hear back as of press time.

A Reddit thread from July 17 also acknowledged the hoax, and suggested that a dog's jaws had been superimposed over the image of the koala.

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