Boy crashes zoo, feeds animals to croc

SYDNEY, Australia – A blank-faced 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 boy jumped a security fence at the Alice Springs Reptile Center in central Australia early Wednesday, then went on a 30-minute killing spree, using a rock to slay three lizards, including the zoo’s beloved 20-year-old goanna, which he then fed to “Terry,” an 11-foot (3.3 meter), 440-pound (200 kilogram) saltwater crocodile, said zoo director Rex Neindorf.

This is sad. And to think the boy is only 7 years old.

This child has serious mental problems that need to be taken care of right away. He is in grave danger of growing up to become a big problem to society.

Yep, something seriously wrong with this child. I hope he can be straightened out. I pray for him…

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