A dingo attacking and seriously injuring a toddler in a remote national park is expected to be captured and killed by park rangers.
A 2-year-old boy suffered serious but not life-threatening injuries when he was attacked by a dingo around 7pm Friday at Dales Campground in Karijini National Park.
He has since been released from Tom Price Hospital, the WA Country Health Service said Sunday.
Parks and wildlife rangers tried to spot and catch a wild dog on Saturday.
“Visitor safety is our top priority,” the statement said.
“Due to the dingo’s aggressive behavior and the fact that it remained at the campsite after the incident, rangers are prepared to humanely kill the animal as soon as it is safe to do so.”
While human contact is common in some of Washington’s national parks, attacks are rare.
The agency was not aware of another attack in that area of Karijini, a rugged national park half the size of Sydney.
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