Boy bitten by dingo on K’gari at camping ground

Dingoes are a curious native predator on the island.

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

In 2001, nine-year-old Clinton Gage was attacked and killed by two dingoes near Waddy Point.

There are now around 200 dingoes on K’gari, after the 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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