A toddler has been flown to hospital after being bitten by a dingo on Fraser Island.
The two-year-old boy was attacked after wandering out of the home he was staying at with family at Orchid Beach around 7.00am on Saturday.
Queensland Ambulance Paramedic, known only as Lee, said the youngster suffered “deep puncture wounds” to his head and body.
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“The two-year-old male child had managed somehow to get out of the house the family was staying at whislt other members of the family were in the house asleep,” he said.
“He had gone for a little wander outside and had been approached by one of the dingoes.
“The young lad had sustained bite marks and puncture wounds to his left leg, left arm, base of neck, shoulder and a laceration to the base of his head at the back.
“None of these wounds were life-threatening but some of them were quite deep puncture marks.”
Paramedic Lee said neighbours “heard the commotion” of the attack and ran to the child’s aid.
“This child was extremely lucky to not sustain worse injury as it appeared to be a single dingo and not a pack,” he said.
The toddler was treated on scene by paramedics before being airlifted to Bundaberg Hospital.
“With his mother accompanying him, he was in a stable condition when he was flown to Bundaberg Hospital,” a spokesperson from RACQ LifeFlight Rescue said.
Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service has released a statement confirming they are investigating the incident.
“We’re investigating after a young child was bitten on the head and body by a dingo at Orchid Beach on Fraser Island,” the QPWS said.
“We’re interviewing witnesses now. We don’t know yet if the dingo has presented with problem behaviour in the past.”