Several people have already been bitten by dingoes on K'gari Island in Queensland: tourists warned of danger

By TravelWiseFeb 29, 2024 14:16 PMNews
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Wild dingo dogs. Source: TravelAsk

A boy has become the fourth victim of a dingo bite on Queensland's K'gari Island in a month.

The child was bitten at a campsite on the western side of K'gari, also known as Fraser Island, and was taken to Hervey Bay Hospital, The Guardian reports.

This was the fourth dingo bite investigated by Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service rangers in four weeks after a man and two children were attacked in January.

On January 15, a man was bitten on the back of his leg while standing near his car in the Hook Point barge area.

Several people have already been bitten by dingoes on K'gari Island in Queensland: tourists warned of danger
Several people have already been bitten by dingoes on K'gari Island in Queensland: tourists warned of danger. Source: Getty

Three days earlier, a primary school girl was taken to hospital with serious leg injuries after being bitten several times while swimming near Hook Point.

On January 4, a seven-year-old girl was bitten. At the time, her mother got out of her car to take a picture, but did not notice that her daughter had also gotten out.

The dingo involved in the attack of three people in January was humanely euthanized, which, according to park officials, was the last measure after the animal showed "increasingly dangerous behavior."

In this regard, local authorities are asking tourists to close and store food in safe containers separate from the tent, along with garbage, fish or bait, and never feed the animals.

Visitors should also avoid running or jogging, which can cause a negative reaction from the dingoes.

Earlier, TravelWise wrote about what you need to take with you on a trip if you plan to travel by car with a dog.

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