THIS is the moment a dingo bit a sunbather’s bum while she relaxed on the beach – just weeks before a ten-year-old boy was dragged into the sea by one of the animals.
The shocking footage shows the predator nipping the woman’s bottom as tourists are now being warned to be wary of the dangerous dogs.
The video, which is circulating online, captured the moment the animal stalked up to the bikini-clad woman before taking a bite.
The French tourist was startled and jumped up from her towel while onlookers rushed towards her.
The footage was filmed just a few weeks before a ten-year-old boy was bitten and dragged under water in a vicious dingo attack on June 16.
The attack took place on K’gari beach, Australia, less than two weeks after park rangers euthanised another animal.
The kid was bitten and pulled under the water by the predator after walking along the waters edge on the island’s west coast.
But he was miraculously saved when his brave 12-year-old sister intervened.
“The family treated the boy for puncture wounds to his shoulder and arms and scratches and bruises on his collarbone and arm,” ranger Danielle Mansfield said on Thursday.
“Thankfully he sustained no serious injuries, and when the Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service offered medical assistance, the family declined,” assistant principal ranger Danielle Mansfield said.
“Rangers identified the tagged wongari, and it was later seen loitering near the camping area, where it was digging up food scraps that had been buried in the sand.”
The ranger said the dingo was accustomed to human interaction, showing no wariness around people.
They chased the animal away and have now increased patrols in the area.
Mansfield said there too many cases of kids not being properly supervised on the island.
“On K’gari, this means children and teenagers must be within arm’s reach of an adult at all times, even if you can’t see any dingoes in the area.”
She warned that because visitors “harmlessly” feed the dangerous animals leftover scraps of food, they frequently return to the beach to solicit food as they’ve been previously fed.
Rangers are distributing reminders for people to remain vigilant after months of dingo attacks on the island, including biting a seven-year-old boy and a 42-year-old woman.
In April a toddler was horrifically mauled by a dingo at a popular campsite in Australia while holidaying with his family.
The two-year-old boy was attacked by the vicious canine at Dales Campground in Karijini National Park.
He was rushed to the hospital with serious injuries after the wild dog pounced on him but luckily the boy’s condition was not life-threatening and he was soon discharged.
A six-year-old girl was also savaged by a dingo that horrifically held her underwater off Australia’s east coast in the same month.
She was swimming in shallow water at Waddy Point Beach on the eastern side of the island when the animal attacked her.
The youngster was bitten on her head and suffered puncture wounds around her ear as well as minor cuts to her hands.