Boy bitten by dingo on Fraser Island
A four-year-old boy has been attacked by a dingo on Queensland’s Fraser Island, prompting a warning about feeding the animals.
He was with another boy, aged five, at an Orchid Beach home on the island, also known as K’gari, when they were approached by a dingo on Saturday.
The animal sniffed one of the boys, prompting them to run towards the house before the bite occurred.
“The boy received two small red marks and a slight graze to his thigh, but didn’t require medical treatment,” Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service said in a statement on Tuesday.
“The parents chased the dingo into the bush, and it snarled at them and didn’t want to leave the area.”
Rangers are investigating to try and determine which dingo was involved.
Residents and visitors to the island, particularly the Orchid Beach area, have been advised of a dingo pack approaching people for food.
It’s believed the dingo pack has been inadvertently or deliberately fed by residents and visitors, and has lost its natural wariness of humans.
People are reminded not to feed or interact with the wild dogs as this can contribute to their habituation and cause them to become aggressive while seeking food.
The incident follows the mauling of a toddler by a dingo on the island last month that left the two-year-old with wounds all over his body.
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