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Three Fraser Island dingoes destroyed after attacking man

THREE dingoes that attacked a man on Fraser Island this week have been destroyed by Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service rangers.

A QPWS spokesman said they were destroyed In the interest of public safety and he described the attack as savage and unprovoked.

"The three dingoes were closely monitored and tracked by rangers to confirm identities following the incident near Happy Valley (on) Monday night where a 25-year-old man was left with deep cuts and bite marks on most of his body, including his legs, neck, arms and torso," he said.

"Visitor safety is our highest priority and euthanasia using approved humane techniques was the only reasonable course of action as these dingoes posed an unacceptable risk to human safety, with evidence they had become increasingly unwary of, and aggressive towards humans."

The spokesman said Fraser Island campers, day visitors and residents should always remain 'dingo safe':

  • keep children close and stay in a group - don't walk alone
  • don't feed dingoes
  • keep campsites clean and secure food, bait and rubbish
  • whenever possible camp in a dingo-fenced area and never approach a dingo or encourage interaction

He said feeding dingoes was illegal as it made them associate people with food, leading to aggressive encounters, and could ultimately end in the destruction of the dingo.

"QPWS has a no tolerance approach to feeding these wild animals and will pursue any reports of deliberate feeding vigorously, with court penalties of up to $4554," the spokesman said.

He said any negative interactions with dingoes should be reported as soon as possible to a QPWS ranger by phoning 137 468 or by emailing dingo.ranger@nprsr.qld.gov.au.

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