Fraser Island Rangers: two dingos entered camper to take boy
QUEENSLAND Parks and Wildlife Service is investigating after a young boy was attacked by dingoes near Eurong on K'gari (Fraser Island) on April 19.
It is believed two dingoes entered a camper trailer about midnight and dragged the boy out before his father intervened and rescued his son.
The boy was flown to hospital.
Rangers are increasing patrols and visiting campsites to remind visitors to be dingo aware and remain vigilant at all times.
Rangers are attempting to identify the dingoes involved. Once further details about the attack are known, QPWS will consider any other measures necessary to ensure visitor safety.
People are encouraged to report any negative dingo encounters to a QPWS ranger or to phone 07 4127 9150 or email email@example.com as soon as possible.
Visitors to Fraser Island are reminded to be dingo safe at all times:
Always stay close (within arm's reach) of children and young teenagers
Always walk in groups
Camp in fenced areas where possible
Do not run. Running or jogging can trigger a negative dingo interaction
Never feed dingoes
Lock up food stores and iceboxes (even on a boat)
Never store food or food containers in tents, and
Secure all rubbish, fish and bait.
For more information go to https://parks.des.qld.gov.au/parks/fraser/fraser-island-dingoes