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Dingoes on tourist island 'losing fear of humans' – as mayor warns visitors it's only a matter of time before a child is killed Fraser Coast Mayor warns another fatal dingo attack will occur on the Island Dingo pack at northern end of K'gari is losing its natural wariness for humans 20 years since Clinton Gage, 9, was killed by two dingoes near Waddy Point

By Andrew Prentice For Daily Mail Australia

Published: 07:49 BST, 5 May 2021 | Updated: 07:49 BST, 5 May 2021

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A local mayor has warned it is only a 'matter of time' before another child is killed by a dingo on Fraser Island because the native dogs are losing their fear of humans at the tourist hotspot.

Mayor George Seymour made the alarming claim following an attack at Orchid Beach in Queensland last Saturday.

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A boy, 4, was bitten on the leg before his frantic parents chase the menacing dingo into nearby bushland.

In recent months, a toddler was mauled in April and another child was bitten in February after wandering outside early one morning when the rest of his family were asleep.

Fears are rising that the dingo population (pictured) on Fraser Island are rapidly 'losing their fear of humans'

Fears are rising that the dingo population (pictured) on Fraser Island are rapidly 'losing their fear of humans'

Fraser Island (pictured) has long been a popular tourist haven - but the aggressive local wildlife can pose problems at times

Fraser Island (pictured) has long been a popular tourist haven - but the aggressive local wildlife can pose problems at

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