Amazing escape from dingo attack
AFTER enduring winds, floods and excessive damage, Whitsunday residents in rural areas are now having to contend with roaming dingoes.
A Strathdickie resident took to Facebook to warn of increased sightings.
The moment Craig Stolte saw his beloved pet dog Tia chased away by five dingoes on Strathdickie Rd, he thought it was all over.
That was until he miraculously found her lying on his front verandah at 3.30am as his son Josh woke up for a glass of water.
The four-year-old short-haired pointer dog returned almost untouched with only a few minor cuts on her nose.
Tia’s escape took her on a long adventure, with her sighted at Plants Whitsunday, 8km away from home before Craig and Josh found her in a farmer’s paddock on Strathdickie Rd being chased away by the dingoes.
“I saw three dingoes on one side and two on the other bouncing along and thought this doesn’t look good,” Mr Stolte said.
“Next, we heard a bark and some commotion, we tried to get around, but couldn’t get through because of the trees and barbed wire and we couldn’t get her, so I just thought, have faith, we don’t know yet.”
LUCKY: Tia returned to her Strathdickie home after a dingo encounter.