DINGO ATTACK: Fraser Island rangers reveal fate of suspects
RANGERS have been unable to identify two dingoes involved in an attack on a 14-month-old boy on Fraser Island.
That means no animals will be euthanised after the attack, which happened just after midnight on Good Friday.
The toddler was left with skull fractures and puncture wounds in his neck and head after he was pulled from his family's camper trailer.
His father heard the boy's cries and was able to rescue his son as he was dragged from the camp site by the dingoes.
A spokesman from the Department of Environment and Science said due o the reduced visibility at night, the limited number of witnesses due to the remote beach area and the stealth nature of the dingoes, rangers had not been able to identify the animals involved.
"However, rangers do know that behaviour shown by the dingoes involved were likely a result of them being habituated with humans, and have learnt to associate humans with food from either being fed by people, or from eating food that has not been locked up at campsites," he said.
"This is why rangers are constantly reminding people to lock up their food, never feed dingoes, camp in fenced areas where possible, and secure all rubbish, fish and bait.
"People are reminded not to interact in any way with dingoes as they are wild animals and their behaviours can be unpredictable."