A dingo that bit a male tourist was bitten on the thigh on a Fraser Island beach in the weekend has been destroyed by authorities.
The same animal, which had been fitted with a satellite tracker collar, also bit a woman on her left leg and right calf when she was taking photos on Eurong Beach, just north of Dilli Village.
The Department of National Parks said the dingo had been involved in a series of threatening encounters over the recent months, and rangers had been forced to close several kilometres of beach because of it.
Attempts were made to manage the dingo’s interactions with humans, with rangers able to track the dingo’s movements.
“Unfortunately this dingo presented an unacceptable risk and the decision was made to capture and humanely destroy the animal,” the spokeswoman said.
Fraser Island resident David Anderson told the Gympie Times that people were well aware about the aggressive dingo which snarled at visitors and displayed dominant behaviour towards people.
“There have been lots of problems with it,” he said.
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