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A young backpacker leaves his group’s campsite for a late night bathroom break, when he is confronted by a pack of dingoes.

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Australia's Deadliest: Deadly Dingo Escape

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A young backpacker leaves his group’s campsite for a late night bathroom break, when he is confronted by a pack of dingoes.

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Dan Poole
Dan Poole

This is like watching a snippet from A Current Affair, many others have highlighted to facts to this story, I can only assume Nat Geo has the same producers as A Current Affair or that there are some extremely embarrassed people at Nat Geo that were involved in the production of this piece. 


Given Nat Geo have now been 'enlightened' with the actual facts, would a representative care to comment if this miss-leading lie of a 'story' will be still aired? Logic would say it should be cancelled, a few moments of research on the part of the producers could have avoided the embarrassment to the brand and also detrimental and deceptive depiction of Australia's wildlife to viewers. 

Cheryl B.
Cheryl B.

Very disappointing that National Geo would encourage this type of sensationalist Media reporting. What was not mentioned is that due to this tourists irresponsible behaviour a number of our dingoes were destroyed! As a local I can speak for the community in saying we do not want disrespectful and drunken visitors on our Island. Stay Away...

Susan Hendler
Susan Hendler

"Deadly" and Dingo don't belong in the same sentence! Shame on you for sensationalizing! I used to trust Nat'l Geographic for providing solid, educational information... not any more, sadly.

Northern PetPortraits
Northern PetPortraits

Well what does one say? Rubbish just doesn't cut it ! What really annoys me is that a number of people will make money out of this "story". Umm, aren't you mob forgeting something? .....like a few key FACTS. Whoever made the decision to allow this to go to air should be embarrassed !  And as for our little backpacker friend, go home to your tiny little country where you can get pissed and watch wildlife doco's in your house all nice and safe. Do some bloody reading and get your facts straight Nat Geo! You people have the IQ of a walnut.

Leigh Mullan
Leigh Mullan

Really VERY disapointed in where Nat Geo Wild is heading. Fantasy Mermaids, Mega Sharks, Aliens and Bigfoot, all passed off as 'Documentaries'.. now this TRIPE and total fabrication oflies, maligning the Dingoes on Fraser Island.


How much did you pay this stupid DRUNK tourist for his 'STORY'.. It is well known in Australia that he was DRUNK and completely at fault. A couple of Dingo nips to lick off his drunken vomit and steak juice covered clothing. No one with any credibility chose to work with your producers when you contacted them to be interviewed. You didn't want the truth, you wanted a 'Deadly Encounter' story.. He was visited in hospital while being treated for his broken leg, (an injury he sustained when he fell out of a tree, DRUNK.) by Queensland Parks and Wildlife authorities who pretty much gagged him.. After their visit his story changed to, " Oh No, I vazn't drunk ' I vaz attacked". His previous account was as everyone here has said.. DRUNK, COVERED IN STEAK JUICE AND FOOD, FELL OUT OF A TREE, DRUNK AND PASSED OUT.."


This guy deserves and honorary DARWIN AWARD, not paid by Nat Geo for his lies and stupidity!!


http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/queensland/the-drunken-sleeping-tourist-was-lucky-to-survive-fraser-island-dingo-attack/story-e6freoof-1226438003277



http://www.sunshinecoastdaily.com.au/news/dingo-victim-says-hed-return-fraser-island/1487819/  (He said he may have smelled like food when he walked on to the bush track, after a steak fell on his hoodie while cooking "Yeah RIGHT, He took leftover food out with him to entice a personal Dingo encounter!!) 


http://www.frasercoastchronicle.com.au/news/tourists-amazing-escape-dingo-attack-fraser/1484003/   (The man, aged 23, is understood to have drunk a considerable amount of alcohol before getting up to go to the toilet about 2.30am on Saturday. /   But his ordeal was not over - he fell from a branch, and lay on the ground before going to sleep again) READ BLIND DRUNK!



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3q07cPPVcII

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YbS_GXoyBoo

Desiree Hemberger
Desiree Hemberger

I thought National Geographic were pro-nature and conservation? Why are they putting their name to an ill-researched, sensationalist piece of fiction which will only serve to negatively impact the already media tarnished reputation of such an important native animal? Very disappointing to say the least. 

Joanne McKay
Joanne McKay

Sensationalised crap!!!!!

"Deadly Dingo Escape" - Australia's Deadliest series

Should be Australia's Pinocchio series being a wonder we Aussie's survive daily !!!!

The illusions of Australia's fictional depicted past and realities is reality and truth the world is presented, nothing but a show ! a distraction from truths

A little background for the story to be aired as reality!!!

He fell when climbing from tree and broke his arm

He was very intoxicated

He wandered a couple of klm from camp

He had covered himself in steak and fat

And most of his superficial wounds were that of the scrub which he ran through without shoes on ...

The media made contact re dingo attacks for their Australia's deadliest but were not interested in printing or airing a pro dingo experience, a few of us were contacted but refused

Seems this news incident was also sensationalised because of this ridiculious concept of untruths and mis information

He also had spew/vomit over his face and clothes which the dingoes would of enjoyed

If he was ever dinner he would be selling his story from the grave !

Receiving special visitors in hospital changing and gagging his true story

Dingo Tom
Dingo Tom

The dingoes aren't deadly. It's the drunken idiots that go to Fraser island cause all the problems, time and time again.

Scott Morris
Scott Morris

Is this the same drunken fool the Australian media outed the other year? Seems like it. He wasn't "out for a break"... he was drunk - extremely drunk - and outside of the camp site which was fenced and had the bathroom facilities in it. I recall the reports also had him falling out of a tree from climbing it and passing out drunk ; he was covered in a packet of corn chips he had or some other food stuff. Stuff he took trying to attract dingoes for a selfie.


I think Nat Geo might have mis-filed this. It goes under "Australia's Dumbest: Drunken Tourists on Fraser Island" not Australia's Deadliest. But hey - don't let facts a 5 minute google search and youtube trawl can give you get in the way of a sensationalised story...

Leigh Mullan
Leigh Mullan

http://www.sunshinecoastdaily.com.au/news/dingo-victim-says-hed-return-fraser-island/1487819/  (He said he may have smelled like food when he walked on to the bush track, after a steak fell on his hoodie while cooking "Yeah RIGHT!!) 


http://www.frasercoastchronicle.com.au/news/tourists-amazing-escape-dingo-attack-fraser/1484003/   (The man, aged 23, is understood to have drunk a considerable amount of alcohol before getting up to go to the toilet about 2.30am on Saturday. /   But his ordeal was not over - he fell from a branch, and lay on the ground before going to sleep again) READ BLIND DRUNK!



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3q07cPPVcII

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YbS_GXoyBoo

Leigh Mullan
Leigh Mullan

I do hope you tell the FULL story and not just a typical sensationalised media beat-up? The guy was completely drunk, had not gone out for a 'toilet break' but had smeared himself in sausage fat and intended to to entice the Dingoes because he wanted to interact with them. (this is all well documented in the media)

He didn't lay down because he was 'exhausted' He was blind DRUNK and passed out on the road. Covered in meat and sausage fat, the Dingoes took a few bites at his legs and arms and he woke up, ran and climbed up a tree and fell out and broke his arm. (that is why he was airlifted off the island, he broke his arm falling out of a tress, DRUNK, not because of ANY superficial injuries from a few Dingo nips)  If the Dingoes wanted to kill him, they would have ripped his throat out i the first minute.. He looked at tasted like a German Bratwurst, what did he expect? A cuddle??? 

http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/queensland/the-drunken-sleeping-tourist-was-lucky-to-survive-fraser-island-dingo-attack/story-e6freoof-1226438003277