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10-03-2008, 08:10 AM

SYDNEY, Australia (AP) -- A 7-year-old boy broke into a popular Outback zoo, fed a string of animals to the resident crocodile and bashed several lizards to death with a rock, the zoo's director said Friday.

The 30-minute rampage, caught on the zoo's security camera, happened early Wednesday after the boy jumped a security fence at the Alice Springs Reptile Center in central Australia, said zoo director Rex Neindorf.

The child then went on a killing spree, bashing three lizards to death with a rock, including the zoo's beloved, 20-year-old goanna, which he then fed to "Terry," an 11-foot, 440-pound saltwater crocodile, said Neindorf.

The boy also fed several live animals to Terry by throwing them over the two fences surrounding the crocodile's enclosure, at one point climbing over the outer fence to get closer to the giant reptile.

In the footage, the boy's face remains largely blank, Neindorf said, adding: "It was like he was playing a game."

By the time he was done, 13 animals worth around $5,500 had been killed, including a turtle, bearded dragons and thorny devil lizards, Neindorf said. Although none were considered rare, some are difficult to replace, he said.

"We're horrified that anyone can do this and saddened by the age of the child," Neindorf said.

Alice Springs police said they are unable to press charges against the boy because of his age. Children under age 10 can't be charged with criminal offenses in the Northern Territory. His name was not released because of his age.

Neindorf said he plans to sue the boy's parents.

The boy's small size is probably the reason he didn't trip the zoo's security system, which relies on sensors to detect intruders, Neindorf said.

"I just want people to learn that they can't let their children go and run amok," Neindorf said. "If we can't put the blame onto the child, then someone has to accept the responsibility."

steve irwin's step son?

10-03-2008, 08:13 AM
leave the kid alone...he's just having a little fun. (burp)
terry the croc

10-03-2008, 08:15 AM
if this was your son, how would you punish him?

high five?

10-03-2008, 08:15 AM
If there was justice they'd feed the kid to the crocodile.

Skip Towne
10-03-2008, 08:15 AM
Too bad one of those animals didn't eat that kid.

10-03-2008, 08:17 AM
Sounds like a cold blooded killer

10-03-2008, 08:19 AM
if this was your son, how would you punish him?

high five?

More like military school.

10-03-2008, 08:22 AM
If you were at the zoo, and "Damien" was running amok with a spear and rock killing random animals...

how would you handle the situation? I know, stopping it, diffusing the situation etc...but you know how some or most parents are with their kids....if someone lays a hand on them, they get very defensive.

call the zookeepers? Scream bloody murder hoping someone else would take out Charles Manson jr?

10-03-2008, 08:23 AM
Sounds like the next serial killer of Australia.

10-03-2008, 08:23 AM
I'd kick him when he was standing in front of the crocodile then leave so everyone just thinks he slipped.

10-03-2008, 08:24 AM
Sounds like the next serial killer of Australia.

lol, isnt that australia heritage though?

wasnt it all thieves and murderers from other colonized islands..and pirates too....that were dropped off there?

10-03-2008, 08:25 AM
Damn. If the evil little brat is doing shit like that at age 7, what will he be doing when he's 17?

I recommend two scoops of antifreeze ice cream.

10-03-2008, 08:32 AM
Sounds like the next serial killer of Australia.


10-03-2008, 08:33 AM
So how does an unsupervised 7 year old get in to a zoo?

10-03-2008, 08:34 AM
Can we have him feed Herm to the Crocodile instead?

10-03-2008, 08:39 AM
So how does an unsupervised 7 year old get in to a zoo?

The story tells you how he got into the zoo. A better question might be: How does an unsupervised 7 year-old actually get to the zoo? The zoo must have been in very close proximity to his home. It's not like he got into a car and drove to the zoo.

10-03-2008, 10:52 AM
Bindy Irwin is going to hold that boy down and let an armourous Roo punish him.

Probably narrate the entire thing for a new episode of jungle girl.

"Crikey, he isn't going to like that"

Skip Towne
10-03-2008, 10:54 AM
They should slit his bag and run his leg through it.

Hog's Gone Fishin
10-03-2008, 11:19 AM
Wait till he's old enough to buy a rifle!

10-03-2008, 11:27 AM
Al Davis just found a new marketing gimmick
a bludgeoning zoo for your little heathens

Ultra Peanut
10-03-2008, 11:28 AM
That rabbit's crazy! I'm Brian Waters!

10-03-2008, 12:05 PM
Will this lead to a rise in zoo rampages by children under the age of 10?? It's too bad the monkeys didn't rise against him. He's probably still broken up over Steve Irwin.

This kid will grow up to be Mad Max, making the film an eerie premonition of the future.

10-03-2008, 12:22 PM
leave the kid alone...he's just having a little fun. (burp)
terry the croc


10-03-2008, 12:23 PM
HE'S COMING RIGHT FOR US!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

10-03-2008, 12:23 PM
I wonder if PETA will want the death penalty?

Mr. Plow
10-03-2008, 01:32 PM
Alice Springs Chicken is pretty good at Outback.

Bob Dole
10-03-2008, 01:44 PM
Bob Dole could tell Midnight Vulture wasn't very old...but 7?

hahahahahaha. Idiot.

10-03-2008, 02:11 PM
Sounds like a cold blooded killer

Great double entendre.

10-03-2008, 02:18 PM
Great double entendre.

is that short for pun? thats what i was going for

10-03-2008, 04:04 PM
This kid should be shot....

10-03-2008, 04:25 PM
Here is the video.

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10-03-2008, 05:19 PM
Future sociopath.

10-03-2008, 05:36 PM
This is the kinda kid I'd like to see be our future MLB. Out to destroy.