posted on Dec, 25 2013 @ 09:22 PM
reply to post by bigfatfurrytexan
Thats an interesting question BFFT. I have come across some dingo lairs where there are up to 3 families living together. These were out in the
Tanami and Gibson deserts, central Aussie. Near waterholes and rocky outcrops. In saying that though I have seen the lone dogs on many occaisions.
I think my worst/best experience with a dingo was walking along a bush track/road near place called Walungurru (Kintore) N.T. I was walking in the
evening after work and about 3 kilometres from the community. Partial moon but could distinguish the track and desert features. I had a fast pace up
in the cooler air. I felt something quickly brush against the back of my legs. I stopped and quickly turned. I heard something in the spinifex on
the side of the track.
I walked towards the sound and whatever it was took off through the spikey grass. Well I was a little apprehensive here and commenced the world
record fastest noncholant walk back towards the dim lights of the community. No sooner had I turned my back and walked about 10 metres the same thing
occurred again. This time whatever it was stopped in the spinifex a short distance away.
I stopped and peered in that direction and after a while I could make out the features of the animal. It was certainly a dog.
So. It was backwards walking for a while and this animal followed me off the side of the roadway. Dingo's have a distinctive lope/canter if those
are the words to describe their slow run and as I made progress closer to the community the dog crossed the road 3 times about 10 metres away.
As the first town lights made it easier to see I stopped again and sure enough I could make out the box head and ears of the Dingo. Standing in the
bush grass. I got back to the house no worries.
The next day I mentioned it to some of the locals (Pintupi Aboriginlas) who informed me he was the 'spirit' Dingo who looked after those who had
passed on and were buried in the cemetary at that location. "He was telling you to move away" they told me.
I saw the animal on several occasions the next 12 months. Interestingly I had to talk out aloud if I walked past that way (as instructed by the
locals) but I always carried a torch after that. Spotted him. Grey/Blue coat. Glowing eyes. But he left me alone. Never touched me again.
With regards to packs. Look up Dingoes on Fraser Island. Theres been some serious attacks there and calls for a culling of the dogs.
Where I live now (Hinterland - North Coast of NSW) there is a lone red coated Dingo which we see lope across the gravel road occaisionally. Seems to
be a loner.
Hope this helps.