Boy bitten by dingo on K’gari at camping ground


The spokeswoman said she presumed the boy’s parents saw the dingo bite the boy, but said she was unsure of the details of the incident.

“That is not reported on the job sheet, but it is clearly indicated the boy was bitten by a dingo.”

The boy could be taken to a major hospital if the dingo bites are severe, she said.

“It just depends on how serious the injuries are and which hospital is most suited to treat those injuries.”

Dingoes are a curious native predator on the island.

One person has died from a dingo attack, although bites from dingoes are not common.

On 30 April 2001, nine-year-old Clinton Gage was attacked and killed by two dingoes near Waddy Point on K’gari.

There are now around 200 dingoes on K’gari, after Clinton Gage’s death prompted first a dingo cull and in 2013 a dingo management strategy.

Dingoes are no longer culled on the island and high-risk dogs are now shifted away from tourism hotspots.


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