Dingo Attacks Tourist on Fraser Island

A GERMAN tourist has been attacked by a dingo on Fraser Island and airlifted to hospital.


The 23-year-old was with a group staying at the K'Gari Education Centre, north of Happy Valley, but had wandered away from the main camping ground when the attack occurred.

He suffered serious bite and puncture wounds to the legs, arms and head and was treated at the scene by the AGL Action Rescue Helicopter intensive care paramedic before being flown to Hervey Bay hospital in a stable condition.

Ross Belcher, from the Department of National Parks, said the attack occurred after the man became disoriented and fell asleep on a track.

"This incident serves as an ongoing reminder that dingoes are wild animals and need to be treated as such,'' said Mr Belcher in a statement.

"The way to avoid such incidents is for all people to follow the department's dingo safety messages.''

Mr Belcher said rangers had increased their patrols in response to the incident.

News.com.au Link here.


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Reply By: Dennis Ellery - Saturday, Jul 28, 2012 at 18:31

Saturday, Jul 28, 2012 at 18:31
Did the dingo survive?
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Follow Up By: Allan B (Member, SunCoast) - Saturday, Jul 28, 2012 at 19:26

Saturday, Jul 28, 2012 at 19:26
Dennis..........behave!

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Follow Up By: Member - Outback Gazz - Saturday, Jul 28, 2012 at 19:50

Saturday, Jul 28, 2012 at 19:50
23 years old and got disorientated and fell asleep on a track ?????

Hope the dingo didn't suffer from alcohol poisoning !!


OH - I wish I was 23 again - the fun, the fun !



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Follow Up By: Skulldug - Saturday, Jul 28, 2012 at 19:56

Saturday, Jul 28, 2012 at 19:56
Gazz,

You shouldn't joke about it. I read about the dangers of alcohol and gave up reading!

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Follow Up By: Member - Outback Gazz - Saturday, Jul 28, 2012 at 20:03

Saturday, Jul 28, 2012 at 20:03
Hey Skulldug

According to my wife - alcohol has given me Alzhiemers !!

She reckons I go to the pub and forget to come home !!


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Follow Up By: SDG - Saturday, Jul 28, 2012 at 23:37

Saturday, Jul 28, 2012 at 23:37
While the Dingo might have survived the attack, unfortunitly, it will probably end up being put down.
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Follow Up By: gbc - Sunday, Jul 29, 2012 at 06:13

Sunday, Jul 29, 2012 at 06:13
Gee, the dingos in the Simpson just lick your face when you get 'disoriented' and forget to go to bed....bad breath too. I've never gone from disoriented to sober so fast haha.
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Follow Up By: gbc - Sunday, Jul 29, 2012 at 06:15

Sunday, Jul 29, 2012 at 06:15
That bloke wasn't being attacked, he was being eaten - how drunk do you have to be?
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Follow Up By: Member - blackbird1937 - Sunday, Jul 29, 2012 at 10:04

Sunday, Jul 29, 2012 at 10:04
If you get drunk and cannot feel a dingo biting , you must be nearly dead from alcoholic poisoning . Something has to die for most things to survive . Vern
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Follow Up By: Ross M - Sunday, Jul 29, 2012 at 20:06

Sunday, Jul 29, 2012 at 20:06
Probably the dingo just wanted to taste one which has been marinaded.
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Follow Up By: Member - Outback Gazz - Sunday, Jul 29, 2012 at 21:37

Sunday, Jul 29, 2012 at 21:37
Ross

That's what multiculturism has done to our dingo's ! In the old days they would have been happy with lamb chops and 3 veg but now it seems they need more variety such as sauerkraut and bratwurst !

I have another trip orginised across the Simpson in September - think I will call it the " Schnapps and Jagermeister I'm disorientated what track shall I sleep on tonight and make sure I wake up before my legs are missing tour "

And if things go to plan - Jeff from Mt Dare can do another recovery and bring out the panadol and berocca and a compass to sort out our disorientation !!

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Follow Up By: Ozrover - Sunday, Jul 29, 2012 at 22:02

Sunday, Jul 29, 2012 at 22:02
Gaz,

Your on! I'll bring out the Panadol & berocca, just make it an interesting spot, I'm getting tired of going out tomthe WAA line all the time!

May even bring out a bottle of Bundy to help with the disorientation!!!

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Follow Up By: ModSquad - Sunday, Jul 29, 2012 at 22:07

Sunday, Jul 29, 2012 at 22:07
Hello

Probably need to tone this down/provide OT comments guys. Thanks.

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Follow Up By: Ozrover - Sunday, Jul 29, 2012 at 22:11

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