Two-year Old Boy Bitten By Wongari On K’gari


Photo of a female dingo that has not yet been tagged.Open larger image

The female dingo has not yet been tagged.

Rangers on K’gari (formerly Fraser Island) are attempting to identify an untagged female dingo (wongari) that bit a two-year-old boy on the thigh on 13 June 2024.

The Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS) was advised around 2:45pm on 13 June 2024 about the incident, which occurred in the carpark at Lake McKenzie.

A family was about to leave Lake McKenzie when the father saw the dingo near the right-hand side of their car.

He told his family to get into the left-hand side of the car, and the dingo walked to the other side of the road before running to the front of the car.

The dingo bit the boy on his right thigh before being chased away by the father. The incident left the boy with two puncture wounds to his thigh that have been treated.

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