An Australian father was called a hero for saving his baby son from the jaws of a wild dingo. The dingo dragged the baby from his campervan on an island on Friday. His father awoke and heard his son screaming. He rushed to help his son and dragged him from the dingo. He also fought off other dingoes. The 14-month-old boy was rushed to hospital. He had surgery on a fractured skull and deep cuts to his neck. Doctors say he is in a stable condition and will make a full recovery. The father said: "Our son is doing well....We ask the media to...respect our family's privacy."
The attack is the third such incident this year. Residents are worried the attacks could threaten the island's heritage status. A long-term resident said visitors did not realize they should not camp in unfenced areas with young children. She said there was not enough education about being aware of the dangers of the animals. She added: "We have been calling for a visitors' center for years. This is one of the most-visited national parks and there is nobody around to give people information about what they can and cannot do. People who do the wrong thing are either naive or stupid."