THE QUEENSLAND Parks and Wildlife Service on K’gari (Fraser Island) announced a new safety blitz on the world heritage-listed island.
The move follows several aggressive incidents involving dingoes on K’gari, culminating with a young boy being bitten by two animals in February.
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While fencing, ranger patrols and education programs will be beefed up, officials also said there is a need for visitors to K’gari to play their part in preventing similar incidents.
But how can you be dingo-safe when visiting the world’s largest sand island?
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Below are a few tips from the Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service:
- Always stay close (within arm’s reach) of children and young teenagers
- Always walk-in groups
- Camp in fenced areas where possible
- Do not run. Running or jogging can trigger a negative dingo interaction
- Never feed dingoes
- Lock up food stores and iceboxes (even on a boat)
- Never store food or food containers in tents, and
- Secure all rubbish, fish and bait.