Another dingo attack on a child in just weeks on Fraser Island


Another toddler has been bitten by a dingo on Fraser Island, the second attack in just weeks.

The four-year-old boy was bitten on the thigh outside a home at Orchid Beach on Saturday, while a five-year-old boy, who was with him, was not harmed.

Fortunately the boy did not require medical treatment, and managed to get away with a few red marks and graze to his thigh.

Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS) says the dingo approached the two boys outside the home, before latching on to the child.

A two-year-old boy was mauled by a dingo at the same spot last month, after wandering away from his family.

A QPWS spokesperson is again reminding people to be aware of the animals when visiting the island.

"Residents and visitors to the island, particularly the Orchid Beach area, are advised a dingo pack is approaching people for food.

"It’s believed the dingo pack has been inadvertently or deliberately fed by residents and visitors, and has lost its natural wariness of people."

Last month the Department of Environment and Science launched a new safety plan for holidaymakers, which aims to educate people about dingo safety on Fraser Island.

Hefty fines apply for anyone who disturbs or feeds a dingo, ranging from $2,000 to $10,676.