GRAPHIC CONTENT WARNING: A West Australian fly-in-fly-out worker has been mauled by a pack of dingoes in the state’s north.
The woman was doing security work for a shut down at the Telfer mine site, in the East Pilbara, where she was attacked.
The 52-year-old victim said she was eating in a designated safe area when one of the animals grabbed her mobile phone.
She followed it and it was then attacked and mauled by three dingoes.
Still standing, the woman tried to fight the animals while screaming for help.
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Most of her body, except her head, is covered in deep puncture wounds.
Her family said she was lucky she did not end up on the ground.
If she had fallen, she may not have survived as the animals could have gone for her throat.
The bite marks to one of her legs are so deep her family is bracing for the possibility it might need to be amputated.
The woman has already been operated on twice since arriving at the Royal Perth Hospital after the attack on Wednesday, but she will now need plastic surgery.
On Sunday, her condition was serious but stable.