New ranger brought in to trap dingo on Fraser Island
THE services of a national parks ranger from outside the Great Sandy region have been enlisted to join the search for a dingo that attacked three children two weeks ago on Fraser Island.
The dingo targeted two children, aged two and six, in one incident at the Cathedral Beach campground.
The dingo also tried to bite a 16-year-old girl but she was able to fend the animal off with a stick.
The Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service deployed more than 20 rangers to track the dingo down but have so far been unsuccessful.
Ross Belcher, Great Sandy Strait regional manager, said the dingo would be humanely destroyed if it was captured.
"The dingo has so far evaded capture and this is possibly because the animal recognises and moves away from local rangers and vehicles used on the island.
"The ranger being brought in has worked with Fraser Island dingoes, however he will not be recognised by the dingo in question."
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