Perth mum attacked by dingoes feared for life

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A Perth mother, who was attacked last week by a group of dingoes as she ate her lunch at a West Australian mine, says she thought she would die.

Debbie Rundle, a fly-in-fly-out worker, was attacked by three dingoes at a East Pilbara Telfer mine thought she would die when three dingoes savaged her leg down to the bone as she ate her lunch.

The 54-year-old was at a designated safe eating area at the East Pilbara Telfer Mine on Wednesday when one dingo approached and stole her mobile phone, before two other dingoes attacked her.

“I looked down and I thought oh my, am I gonna die? Are they gonna get me down?” Ms Rundle told Seven News Perth from her hospital bed in the State Trauma Ward at Royal Perth Hospital, where she is recovering from surgery after her right ankle was bitten to the bone.