Sunday, 5 October 2008

A boy of seven threw a zoo’s rare reptiles to the resident crocodile and bludgeoned other creatures to death.

CCTV recorded the child laughing as he rampaged round the Australian reptile farm, his mother making no attempt to stop him.

Ten lizards, turtles and other reptiles were devoured by the crocodile, while three were pounded to death with rocks during the 30-minute killing spree.

‘This behaviour is sickening,’ said Rex Neindorf, director of the Alice Springs Reptile Centre.

Staff were particularly upset by the loss of a female Spencer’s goanna, a type of lizard, which he bludgeoned to death with a rock.

The animals were worth £3,500.

Mr Neindorf plans to sue the child’s parents because he is three years under the legal age of criminal responsibility. Police are to interview them.

The boy, whose deadly acts were caught on the zoo's security camera, also threw several live animals to Terry over the two fences surrounding the crocodile's enclosure.
At one point, the youngster climbed over the outer fence to get closer to the giant reptile.

In the footage, the boy's face remains largely blank.
'It was like he was playing a game,' Mr Neindorf said.
He killed 13 animals, including a turtle, bearded dragons and thorny devil lizards.

Although none were rare, some would be difficult to replace, the zoo director added.

'We're horrified that anyone can do this, and saddened by the age of the child,' Mr Neindorf said.
Alice Springs police said they identified the boy, who lives locally, but were unable to press charges because of his age.

Children under age 10 are not criminally liable under the law in the Northern Territory.
'By all accounts, he's quite a nasty 7-year-old,' said Neindorf.

'If we can't put the blame onto the child, then someone has to accept the responsibility.'
The zoo's security system, which relies on sensors, probably did not detect the boy because he is so small.

Click the link to see pictures of the demonic child.

When I heard this I was utterly shocked.
I mean first of all, killing at any age is BAD.
but killing at 7! WHATTHAFARk


I want to give him a tight slap la


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