Off topic - dingoes/wild dogs

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Subject: Off topic - dingoes/wild dogs
From: Stephanie Haygarth <>
Date: Sat, 11 Apr 2015 12:34:46 +1000
I walked up Mt Gingera from Corin Dam in the new snow on Wednesday and had an 
interesting experience with a dingo/wild dog.  We had an eye-to-eye for a 
while, followed by a howling competition, which he/she fled from!  As there's a 
lot of variability in dingo colouring, and there's been so much interbreeding 
between dingoes and feral dogs, it is very difficult to tell without DNA 
testing just what you are looking at, but I'd say this animal was a dingo-dog 
cross.  Namadgi staff manage them as 'one species', with control being done 
only around the park edges owing to attacks on sheep etc.  Dog prints were 
numerous in the snow, though there were also wombat prints, and rabbits of 

Photo attached as the canine made his/her departure.

By the way, the snow was amazing - for April.  Happy to send a pic or two to 
members interested in the views from the summit.

Matthew Higgins


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