As punishment, maybe the zoo staff could give the wee laddie a little help getting into Terry's enclosure, since he seems so keen on a face-to-face introduction.
He will be running for office on the Republican/Serial Killing party ticket.
His interrogation tactics are visionary and ahead of their time.
Personally, I think it's too damn bad he couldn't get in the croc's enclosure. Would have served him right.
Thanks a lot Megan. I purposefully didn't click on the BBC link in my news feed because I didn't want the details. Now I'm sadder then I was a minute ago. And I was pretty fucking sad a minute ago.
Perversely, if he had succeeded in breaking into the crocodile enclosure and was harmed, the zoo would probably be in deep shit. So, it's probably good that he didn't. Even though it would have been some nice karmic justice...
Where will the kid be in 15 years? I'm going to be cliche and say either in jail or dead. That kid has some serious problems.
The kid is a serial killer in training. I hope the zoo sues the parents into the deepest of poverty.
I hope part of the lawsuit entails the kid being institutionalized. Creepy little fucker.
And in fifteen years, my money's on him living in a neighborhood peppered with "missing pet" signs, if not "missing person" signs.
Oh, and his parents FAIL AT LIFE YOU LAZY FUCKS. WATCH YOUR EVIL LITTLE KID.
He should hang out with that kid who sneaks onto planes. I'm sure they'd be great friends.
This kid is way too clever, and too evil, for his own good. He needs to be in therapy and living with somebody else besides his parents.
@4 I'm sorry Pop Tart.
What #1 said. He needs to meet Terry the crocodile.
he scaled fences and evaded sensor alarms? was this kid 'activated' or something? what kind of fucked up army of twisted seven year olds is australia breeding?
@11 Thank you Megan, that crazy dog made me laugh!
unfortunately, suing the parents will only make it more difficult for this kid to turn out okay.
i'd still sue them. and hope this kids gets some therapy...
Give this boy a reality show. Stat.
@15: that could be a condition of the settlement.
if he'd EATEN these animals i suppose it would be less bad...
I live in Australia, yet usually I hear these weird local stories first/only on Slog. Maybe I'm not watching enough crap TV.
@13: I blame the Wiggles. And the food colouring, obviously.
The title made me think "Oh, probably just an over-inquisitive lad who wanted to see nature in action."
Then I read the whole bludgeoning part... yeah, he's nuts.
the kid probably just needs to learn responsibility. the parents should get him a puppy to take care of.
@20 - preferably a pit bull, amirite?
@18 Oh no, my son watched the Wiggles when he was a tiny tot. I just thought it meant he'd grow up to dress in primary color shirts and sing annoyingly catchy tunes with other men. I didn't realize it'd make him a menace to zoo animals...
therapy might help this child, but it is a wee doubtful.
at least he will be on the radar once the bodies start turning up in Melbourne.
@18: what kind of shitty zoos do you have down there? For a kid to get to most of the rare reptiles in our zoo, he'd have to have to break a couple layers of Plexiglass.
PopTart, for you: http://www.flickr.com/photos/melliferous/sets/72157607552415402/
I've read that a proclivity for killing small animals in early childhood is a significant marker for the particulat psychopathy found in serial killers. that kid should have a GPS tracking device attached to his ankle and left there.
This little menace got in there at night, on his own? At age seven? I'm skeptical. I'll bet Mom or Dad gave him a boost to see what hilarious antics he'd get up to.
@24: Yeah, what they should have done was put the saltwater croc in the OUTER enclosure. Problem solved.
@24 Jessica, those are amazingly cute ducks, their feet, their faces. I am awash in a tidal wave of cute animal happiness now.
Maybe it was some sort of latent response to Steve Irwin's death...
Like inkweary @25 said: "...a proclivity for killing small animals in early childhood is a significant marker for the particular psychopathy found in serial killers." Probably, there's something biochemically wrong with this kid and he's experienced some kind of trauma/abuse. Kids usually have some empathy by seven but he clearly doesn't.
This kid should not be given any living things to take care of, ever, end of story.
No chance this kid is gonna get outfitted with a GPS tracking anklet now, is there?
I work in a kindergarten and that kid is beyond therapeutical reach.
A natural born psychopath i think, should be under surveilance from now on, or else somebody could get killed.
I even think you cant blame the parents if hes a psycho...
He needs to meet the Croc.
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