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    SAVE THE DINGOES!!!!!
    i am very passionate about protecting dingoes!

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    The dingo's were probably my favourite thing about Fraser island, I got pretty annoyed when you would see people chasing them. It's no wonder they attack people. Would be good if the rangers did more to protect them.

    There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face.

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    I just looked this up on google. I remember seeing some news footage recently and the poor things were so thin.
    They do not seem to have enough to eat.
    Someone should smuggle in a few pairs of rabbits.


    Behaviour

    The behaviour of these wild canines has been proven to change in every seasonal period. Autumn is a time of dominance as adults fiercely protect their territory and will snarl and nip if provoked. This is their mating season.

    During spring time, dingo pups begin to learn from their mothers. If food is available from campsites and tourists, the mothers may not teach pups natural hunting skills.

    Once summer approaches they’re now testing their strength. A dingo puppy can play aggressively, especially towards children.

    Tourists are warned not to feed the dingoes on the basis that they are wild dogs. They can be aggressive when feeling hungry. Dingoes are “wild” animals and this must not be forgotten during visits to Fraser Island.

    Diet

    Dingoes feed on bandicoots and other small mammals and are not traditionally scavengers. When Aboriginal communities were displaced 120 years ago, dingoes became reliant on wild horses, fish offal, and scavenging from refuse dumps as their major food sources. Horses were short lived due to a condition known as sand colic, and provided a large food source for the dingo.

    Since these food sources were removed on the later years, dingoes now have relied on whatever food and scraps they can steal. Many dingoes have become used to searching campsites for human food, or feeding on bait or bits of fish left by people who have been fishing. They are called food-conditioned dingoes.

    Some visitors of the island are inclined to feed which encourages these wild canines to depend on humans and leads to scavenging and aggression.

    Human Conservation Efforts

    Australia sadly holds the world record of species extinctions in the last 20 years. It is listed as Vulnerable by the IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature), which means it is facing a high risk of extinction in the wild. The population of Fraser Island dingoes have an endangered group of about 200 individuals -their natural feeding patterns changed by access to humans’ food.

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    I've encountered dingos (no apostrophe catastrophe required ) in the wild a few times. One very thoroughly sniffed my swag somewhere on the Ann Beadell Highway in the Great Victoria Desert. Woke me up. The thing I was most worried about was that it would piss on my swag. It didn't. I did flap the swag at it and growl at it though.

    And one followed me to the toilet and waited patiently for me to finish in the hope of getting something good. Gotta love dogs. I put the biggest heaviest rock on top of my deposit to discourage excavation. I did feel a bit vulnerable - because I was squatting and eye level with the dog - so they can get ideas about attacking when you get short. I think I'd get the kids at Fraser island to carry around tennis rackets so they can be instantly very tall, and if necessary, stuff tennis racket in dog's mouth.

    And a dingo sniffed my tent (too many mozzies for swag alone) in the Kimberleys at a place called Backstein's falls or something like that (had three different spellings of the name on the map). That dingo ate three blocks of velvet soap and some washing up gloves. We were looking for the dog farting bubbles...

    And at Uluru. Those ones just wanted our lunch and were being quite polite about it. But like the seagulls at the beach, the ibis at Sydney botanic gardens, swans on the Torrens, Magpies at Lake Burley Griffin, Kea at the NZ glaciers, and bears in the rockies - you feed these at your peril. They're quite willing to bite the hand that feeds it - because they tend to get more food that way. And the Kea and the bears will follow up by eating all your car trim and tyres.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sean View Post
    4 yotas and a piss'n nissan. we wont get bogged.......much.
    So theres no pretend 4wd's going...oh, i mean Jeeps...

    Have a great time mate, very Jealous to say the least.

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    Just realised i can make this work 2 ways....tell the kiddies to look but not touch.....and if they misbehave.....well then they become Dingo fodder !!
    Thanks for that info Chubbs....only 200 left...wow that explains why i see less and less every year. Last year i noticed a huge population of canetoads around the Woody Point area and that was also where we encountered the most Dingos (and snakes). Hopefully the toads wont have a impact on the Dingos, but a hungry or curious pup would find them most interesting........just another spanner in the works for the native dogs.

    Maybe the writing is on the wall and its just a matter of time till they are all gone.........


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    Bloody Cane Toads

    When my brother tasted XXXX beer his comment was I know why its called XXXX because it's illegal to put its real name sh#t. I can't comment on this never tasted the stuff.

    Have fun camping with the family Sean... I remember my family camping trips when young Mum forgot to pack the food and Dad refused to go back so we lived off the land for three days... It was great
    “All his life he tried to be a good person. Many times, however, he failed. For after all, he was only human. He wasn't a dog.”
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    LOL.....we forget nothing these days....after i forgot to pack the airbeds on a trip...my misses bitched and whinged the whole time...we used our towels and clothes as some sort of matress. The beauty of Fraser is it never fails to produce fish so we dont take much tucker....we need the fridge room for beer (yes that xxxx $h!t..lol).

    B.D.....dont see much cheeps....i mean jeeps on Fraser...they get bogged on the mainland trying to reach the barges and the ones that do make it dissolve in the salt on the trip over !!!


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    I'm pretty jealous though, I love Fraser... Really wanna go back but ray wants to do moreton island next :/

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    Morteons nice too, but a bit more populated...shops and stuff which meant we had coke and mars bars for breaky. The goats that live on the cliff edges near the lighthouse are cool to watch....dunno how they dont fall off. Great fishing too but not as good as Fraser !!


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