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'Dingo' Attacks Woman Inside Her Cape York Home


Image Av Asim Bharwani - originally posted to Flickr as San Diego Zoo, CC BY 2.0

A woman has been attacked by an animal she claims was a Dingo in Cape York.

She said she was cooking her dinner at home when the wild dog burst in.  

Environmental Scientist, Lucy Friend, told the ABC she had been helping fight fires in the Iron Range rainforest before returning home.

During the attack she suffered injuries to her arms, hip, and leg.

Luckily a colleague heard her screams and came to help, finally getting the animal out the door.  

Lucy admitted that she had seen the animal circling the home at the research station earlier that evening.  

She is recovering in the Cairns Base Hospital.

By Michelle Price