Don't know where else to put this -
From Crikey -
Footage of CFA volunteer firefighter David Tree offering bottled water to a grateful Sam was quickly picked up and shown by international news outlets who all loved this cute little story about an adorable fluffy animal who somehow survived against all odds.
Except, em, Sam wasn’t actually rescued during those bushfires.
As a couple of pesky killjoy media outlets reported a few days after the story broke, Sam was actually rescued during deliberately lit back burning operations by the CFA a week before Victoria’s deadliest bushfires. Still -- never let the facts get in the way of a ripping feel good yarn.