A jogger was rushed to hospital after being mauled by a pack of dingoes during her morning jog today.
The woman in her 30s was rushed to hospital after being set upon by the four native dogs at Orchid Beach, Queensland. She sustained “multiple bite wounds” to her limbs and torso, the ambulance service said this morning.
The area’s authority confirmed the woman was chased into the ocean by four wongari (dingoes)
“She is receiving first aid for her injuries,” a spokesman said Department of Environment said today.
“The full details of the incident are not yet known, and the Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service will conduct an investigation. Residents and visitors to the island are advised to be dingo-safe at all times.”
But a vehicle swerved towards the pack of animals to scare them away before the driver called for emergency help, it is understood.
An investigation into the attack will be opened, but is the latest in a string of horrors to have occurred on the sands in Australia in recent months. A dingo had to be euthanised following several attacks on humans, including the biting of a French tourist as she sunbathed in eastern Australia recently.
And, earlier this month, an eight-year-old boy was attacked by a dingo while being held by his father. The dog-like creatures are becoming less fearful of humans, authorities have warned.
This article by Bradley Jolly was first published by The Mirror on 17 July 2023. Lead Image: Dingoes on beaches in Australia are becoming less fearful of humans, authorities in Australia have warned (stock image) (Image: Dept. of Environment and Science).
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