Saturday, October 04, 2008

That's one way to get your zoo membership revoked

The expression "Please don't feed the animals" took on a horrifying new dimension recently as a young Aussie satisfied his curiosity about what would happen if some small animals got pitched over the fence into the crocodile's enclosure. From the AP via Huffpo:
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.
It seems that the boy is going to escape suffering any consequences, unless his parents decide to take away his dessert or something like that:
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.
The Zoo Director concludes:
"I just want people to learn that they can't let their children go and run amok . . .
That's a good thing to bear in mind as you spend hours in Shul on Yom Kippur with your kids.

Crossposted on Soccer Dad

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