Younger boy, 4, is bitten by a dingo on Fraser Island simply weeks after a toddler was mauled in the identical space
- Youngster, 4, attacked by a dingo on the similar spot toddler was mauled final month
- Dingo pack believed to be approaching people at seashore in Fraser Island, QLD
- Wildlife authority stated dingo pack are emboldened by folks feeding them
A four-year-old has been attacked by a dingo on the similar spot a toddler was mauled final month.
The little boy was bitten on the thigh at Fraser Island’s Orchid Seaside in Queensland on Saturday after being approached by the canine.
A two-year-old was airlifted to hospital after being mauled by a dingo close to the identical seashore on April 17.
A four-year-old has been attacked by a dingo at Orchid Seaside in Fraser Island, Queensland – the identical spot a toddler was mauled a couple of weeks earlier than (Inventory)
The little boy was bitten on the thigh at Fraser Island’s Orchid Seaside (pictured) in Queensland on Saturday after being approached by the canine
Within the newest incident two kids aged 4 and 5 have been approached by a dingo close to a home at Orchid Seaside. The animal sniffed the older boy earlier than biting the four-year-old.
The mother and father stated once they tried to chase the dingo into the bush it snarled at them and wouldn’t depart.
The boy had two small pink marks and a slight graze to his thigh however did not require medical therapy.
Neighbours close to Orchid Seaside referred to as for assist after listening to a commotion and discovering the injured boy had been bitten. He was airlifted to Bundaberg Hospital.
Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service stated rangers are attempting to find out which dingo was concerned and consider there’s a pack approaching people for meals.
They stated they’ve most likely misplaced their pure wariness of individuals as a result of they’ve been fed by residents and have urged locals and guests to keep away from the canine.
One other toddler (pictured) was attacked on the island solely weeks earlier than, struggling non-life threatening wounds to his head, neck, leg, arm and shoulder
‘Individuals are reminded to be dingo protected and to not feed or work together with dingoes, as this will trigger them to turn out to be aggressive whereas in search of meals,’ a spokesperson stated.
One other toddler was attacked on the island solely weeks earlier than, struggling non-life threatening wounds to his head, neck, leg, arm and shoulder.
QPWS don’t cull dingoes on mass, however will put down canine seen to be a menace to human security.
HOW TO BE DINGO SAFE ON FRASER ISLAND
• Keep shut inside arm’s attain of youngsters and younger youngsters
• Stroll in teams
• Camp in fenced areas the place potential
• Don’t run. Operating or jogging can set off a unfavorable dingo interplay
• By no means feed dingoes
• Lock up meals shops and iceboxes (even on a ship)
• By no means retailer meals or meals containers in tents
• Safe all garbage, fish and bait.
Supply: Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service