|Dingoes are not domestic pets, do not touch or feed
Dingoes have been seen at Mount Buffalo for many years.
Parks Victoria rangers have recently noticed dingoes in areas popular
with visitors. This is likely to be a result of dingoes searching for
food. Visitors have also been seen feeding dingoes which encourages them
to approach people.
Julien Atherstone, Area Chief Ranger, Ovens said: "It's important that
visitors do not feed or interact with dingoes as they are wildlife that
should not be confused with or treated like domestic pets
Julien also said: Dingoes are listed as a threatened species in
Victoria and protected on public land if beyond 3km of private land. The
dingoes sighted at Mount Buffalo are beyond 3km of private land.
NOTE - Parks Victoria supports the wild dog control program that DELWP
currently implements at the base of Mount Buffalo to protect livestock
from the impact of wild dogs. The Wild dog control program is developed
by DELWP in partnership with the community.