A wildlife photographer has appeared in the Maryborough Magistrates Court in south-east Queensland charged with feeding dingoes on Fraser Island.
Rainbow Beach resident Jennifer Parkhurst was charged in January with 40 offences related to feeding and interfering with 17 dingoes, including six puppies, over 13 months.
The Department of Environment and Resource Management said five of the dingoes became aggressive and had to be destroyed.
A second Rainbow Beach resident, Adam Randall, is facing five charges of interfering with dingoes, and the investigation also led to a State Government ranger being sacked.
Yesterday, Parkhurst pleaded not guilty to the charges, which include allegations she lured dingoes with food, followed them into a natal den and filmed inside it.
The case was adjourned until May.