By Lauren Ferri For Daily Mail Australia
Published: 01:29 BST, 20 April 2019 | Updated: 01:29 BST, 20 April 2019
Rangers are willing to euthanise the dingo that snatched and attacked a 14-month-old baby but say it may never be found, as locals warn attacks will continue to occur on the island.
A 14-month-old boy has undergone surgery after he was dragged by his head from his family's caravan on Fraser Island in Queensland, early on Friday morning.
Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service have since sent dingo rangers to the island to talk to witnesses and try to identify the animal responsible for the attack.
A 14-month-old boy has undergone surgery after he was dragged by his head from his family's caravan on Fraser Island in Queensland, early on Friday morning
The boy was treated by paramedics stationed on the island before an RACQ LifeFlight helicopter arrived about 2.30am on Friday
Principal ranger Daniel Clifton said they would consider euthanising the dingo, however without an expert witness or photo it would be hard to track it down.
'Euthanasia is an option that has been employed in the past, but that's certainly an option we don't take lightly … it's taken with all the information gathered together and in consultation with the Butchulla traditional owners as well,' he told The Weekend Australian.
At least two wild dogs are believed to have popped a