Fraser Island dingo that attacked woman has been destroyed

THE dingo which bit a woman on Fraser Island on Monday was captured and humanely destroyed on Tuesday.

A Department of National Parks spokesman said the animal was identified via its ear tag after biting a 29-year-old woman on the arm at Eurong.

The woman was treated by ambulance officers on the island and transferred to Hervey Bay Hospital.

"Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service rangers captured the dingo at about noon on Tuesday," the spokesman said.

"Public safety is paramount and, in accordance with the Fraser Island Dingo Management Strategy, humane destruction is required when habituated dingoes become aggressive and dangerous towards people."

He said Fraser Island campers, day visitors and residents should always be aware of and follow Be Dingo Safe information:

  • Children must be supervised at all times and never left alone
  • Walk in groups
  • Never feed dingoes
  • Lock up food stores and iceboxes
  • Pack away food scraps
  • Store fish and bait correctly
     

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