Where do Dingoes Come From, What do They Eat, and Do Dingoes Really Eat Babies?

Dingoes are wild dogs native to Australia the size of English setters, and hunt wallabies, sheep, rabbits, and anything else they can catch and drag away.

dingo with pups

In 1998 a dingo was accused of dragging a baby a few feet toward the bush before being chased away by the infant’s parents.

In a celebrated murder case in 1980, the parents claimed that it was really a dingo that killed their baby.

In real life, the parents were first convicted of the murder and then cleared on appeal, but whether a dingo was really involved has never been formally resolved.

So the short answer is that dingoes probably could drag away a baby and eat parts of it, but it has not been proven that they ever have.

A Dingo Ate My Baby.

About Karen Hill

Karen Hill is a freelance writer, editor, and columnist. Born in New York, her work has appeared in the Examiner, Yahoo News, Buzzfeed, among others.

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