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WTH!!! Little Boy breaks into zoo and kills animals!!!

Jun 3, 2006


Boy, 7, breaks into zoo, feeds animals to croc

Rampage at Australian facility was caught on camera; parents face lawsuit

SYDNEY, Australia - 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.
'Like he was playing a game'
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.
Lawsuit planned against boy's parents
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."


Sep 10, 2008
Do you think that may be considered a good indicator of his future in society? :death:

He needs some help, some serious counseling. No 7 yr old with 'normal' feelings could do this! Something is very wrong with him inside, and if they don't deal with it now it might be a very sad future for him.

Oh, those poor animals! What a horrible thing to happen to them!




Sep 21, 2007
This is beyond disturbing. This child clearly has serious psychological problems and I hope that he gets the help he needs, before he goes on to do worse things in the future.

The poor animals...


Animal Lover :)
Dec 28, 2006
i couldnt read the above or i will be in tears. i will only point out this is how serial killers start out - animal cruelty :cursing:

^^^ ITA!!! This is HORRIBLE! There is DEFINITELY something wrong with this kid..It is NOT normal behavior (heck..My kids try not to step on ants when they're walking outside!) and I personally think that he should be locked up in an institution..away from society. Should his parents be held responsible for this...YOU BET! Why was their sociopathic 7 year old running around unsupervised?

Poor helpless animals :crybaby: