The presence of koalas in the Murrah area continues to delight locals keen to see them protected.
Robert Bertram has been surveying and looking to protect koalas in the Murrah and surrounding forested areas for many years.
Last Thursday he noticed fresh koala scat along the road where he lives at the Murrah so turned his eyes treeward.
"The koala was still up the tree, a mountain grey gum, and it stayed there for the next three days," Mr Bertram said.
"Based on the look of it and the pellets collected, it is a fairly small animal, perhaps less than 4kg.
"After leaving the tree I found it again about 150 metres up slope in a woollybutt, where it spent two days."
He had strapped a couple of small branches of forest red gum to the tree to see if the koala was interested and while it may have nibbled some, after a day the leaves started to dry out.
Mr Bertram said the koala then moved on to a nearby silver top ash, but went elsewhere that night without being detected on the cameras that have been placed around the area.
"It seems likely the koala is looking for a home range that can support it, so it will be interesting to see if it returns," he told Australian Community Media.
"It is the first time I've seen or found evidence of a koala on the property and I've never found so many pellets under a tree on the South Coast.
"The only difference between the grey gum and other trees is that the road was upgraded to concrete strips about five years ago and areas between and each side of the strips were filled with mulch and biochar. It is possible that an increase in soil pH, due to both the concrete and char could make nutrients more available to the tree," he said.