all about Dingoes
By Jack Neumann
Dingoes are one of the top predators in Australia. They have broad heads and a pointed muzzle. Their ears are always erected and there eye colors are yellow, orange, and sometimes brown. Also their feet are so big that they take up a third of their hind legs and there legs are about half their body.
The average dingo is 52 to 60 cm tall and the shoulders are 117 to 154 cm. From the nose to the tail they are 46 to 61 inches. Their average weight is 29 to 44 pounds also most males are larger than females.
Dingoes don't always have the same color fur. Dingoes fur can be red, brown, tan, and black. Dingoes have short fur and most dingoes have small brown stripes on there shoulders. Also most dingoes are bi-colored.
Dingoes are predators that means they eat meat and other animals. When a dingo kills it bites the animal by the throat. More then one dingo is used to hunt large prey but when they hunt small prey only one dingo goes after it. When dingoes are hunting one dingoe chases their prey to the rest of the pack and then they kill it. Also in one part of Australia they chase there prey into a wired fence so it can't get away and then they kill it.
What dingoes kill
Dingoes attack many types of prey animals. Their most successful hunts are on kangaroos. they mostly hunt juvenile kangaroo. they also kill birds when they are on the ground they also kill monitor lizards. Dingoes also scavenge human foods sometimes. They also hunt sheep and goats that cause farmers lots of money.