A German backpacker has survived being trapped by floodwaters in the Queensland outback by eating flies.
A German tourist missing for almost three weeks in the Queensland outback has survived the ordeal by eating flies.
Inspector Mark Henderson says Daniel Dudzisz, 26, was picked up by a motorist late Thursday afternoon near Cooper Creek at Windorah, southwest of Longreach.
He went missing on February 17 after attempting to walk between Windorah and Jundah.
Insp Henderson said Mr Dudzisz became stranded between floodwaters from the Barcoo River for about 10 days.
Mr Dudzisz lived on insects for most of the time, Insp Henderson said.
“He certainly was hungry, but other than that he was in reasonable spirits,” he told ABC Radio.
“He joked about never going hungry in the Australian outback because of the amount of flies you can eat for their protein apparently.
“He had some baked beans and cereal when he left Windorah and exhausted that pretty quickly, and said he’d been eating flies ever since.”