This week news broke that a 14-month-old baby was dragged by two dingoes from his family’s camper trailer while they were on holiday in Fraser Island. The toddler, who was taken by his head, suffered a fractured skull and puncture wounds to his neck.
The first paramedic to treat the toddler confirmed to 9News that the parents “did everything right” and “weren’t at fault in any way”.
However, claims are emerging that other tourists aren’t being as cautious while visiting Fraser Island and are ignoring dingo-safe messaging in an attempt to get closer to the Australian wild dog.
According to 7News, locals of the island, located off the Queensland coast, are insisting the careless actions of those taking photos for social media are not helping the situation, as it draws unwanted attention from the dingoes.
A quick social media search of the Fraser Island hashtag on Instagram will show you a number of photos of dingoes – with some much closer than others.