Kid breaks into zoo and Kills animals.


Living on the 0th floor
#1[quoteFRIDAY, OCTOBER 03, 2008

7-Year-Old Boy Breaks Into Zoo, Kills Animals

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.

This absolutely horrifies me. Even a 7-year-old should know better than to do this. Which makes me wonder if he was in a sleep state or if he just needs to be heavily medicated lol.

There is a video, but I cannot watch that myself, but I just thought others might find this read as awful as I did.
A 7 year old? Gee, what made somebody THAT young go kill animals? Seriously, that is young. I was expecting a teenager or something. >.<;

But yes, the parents need to beat (spank) his ass.


The Original Kiwi
Where the crap were the parents? I'm sorry, but someone failed there, a 7 year old should not be out running around by themselves period. That's way to young. Yes what he did was wrong, but he never should have been in a position to do it in the first place!


I hope he's severely punished.
He won't be, he's under 10 and in Austrialian's Northern Territory your not accountable for your crimes if your under 10. The park director is planning on sueing the parents.

Sounds like the kid probably has shitty parents. So he probably got beat once when the police gave him back, then when they find out they're getting sued for all the animals he killed, he might get beat again.

I personally think, yeah thats awful, but he's 7 years old. Maybe kind of distrubed with probably (because we don't actually know, they might have been freaking out the whole time he was gone) parents. I don't really care if he's punished. Its not going to bring back all the dead animals. I just hope his parents get him into threapy, I bet this kid has some serious anger issues.


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That story is almost hard to believe, how could a seven year old manage to do so many horrible things. Kinda wish the croc ate him too... :-/
that is horrific... really disgusting! i hope somebody sorts that kid out... even if they cant press charges :rolleyes: something should be done at least, involving the parents.

or else im thinkin future serial killer.. :shifteyes:


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A 7yo boy jumped a security fence...what kind of security is that?
Where are the parents?

Of course the boy isn't innocent in this and he needs to understand what he did was wrong and the consequences of his actions. I'm just pointing out though that the environment didn't exactly help avoid the thing from happening.