Aussie History Repeats Itself? Dingoes Attack Toddler in Queensland

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Two wild dingoes attacked a three-year-old girl who wandered into the bushes on Queensland’s Fraser Island Monday afternoon.

The girl is recovering in the hospital. “She was quite traumatised” witness David Law tells AFP. The dogs held her on the ground for 5 to 10 seconds and bit her repeatedly before adults could scare them away,

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Because it’s breeding season, the native Australian dogs can be territorial and prone to prey on park visitors. Park rangers have caught and destroyed both the animals involved in the attack.

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