Well, the barge is booked, and the camping and vehicle permits are also organised...time for another venture to the amazing Fraser Island. Only this time...instead of a alcohol fueled fishing trip.....the wives and ruggies are tagging along....should be worth 600,000,000 brownie points
4 four wheel drives, 8 adults and our 2 kids...we did offer another family along but my mates wife was having none of it...didnt even consider it !!!
Her exact words..."I cant believe your taking your kids there. I'll never step foot on that island with all those deadly Dingo's !!".
With a attitude like that i'm glad they arent coming.....they wouldnt enjoy themselves at all.
How bloody silly is that !!! Sure i dont go out of my way to pat them......but i dont see them as anymore of a threat than a pissed of poodle with a attitude
I actually feel sorry for them. Every year we go i see less and less. Every evening we used to go right up the beach away from any camp sites and clean and fillet our catch for the day (somtimes 100 + fish depending on how many blokes in the group). We always had a Dingo or 2 sniffing around for a easy feed and i had no qualms about feeding them as many fish frames as they could handle. Nowdays the skinny little buggers look in bad shape. I dont think they are managed well at all on the island. The whole place has so many rules and regulations it's becoming frustrating....cant even have a fire going either.
I hope the powers that be dont destroy whats left of the most purest version of Australias only native dog. Sure theres no such thing as a 100% dingo anymore but these guys are close enough to deserve some better managment in my opinion. I dont know what the answer is....but they are going down hill for sure so somthing needs to change. I'm really looking forward to showing my kids such an amazing animal in the wild.....i hope they can do the same for thier kids one day.....if theres any wild ones left.
What do you guys reckon ??? Are you scared of dingos after watching the media reports ?? Should we be allowed to feed them ??? What can we do to preserve these native dogs ???
I'm keen to hear your thoughts.