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Old 23rd April 2007, 03:35 PM   #41
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Originally Posted by tkingdoll View Post
But I refer back to my earlier point that the park is a tourist attraction. You think they're going to let a crocodile which just ate a child live?
You're right - they should have charged $25 a pop to watch the croc get executed by catapult. Seeing as it's China, they could fling it into a group of condemned political prisoners.
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Old 23rd April 2007, 03:46 PM   #42
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You're right - they should have charged $25 a pop to watch the croc get executed by catapult. Seeing as it's China, they could fling it into a group of condemned political prisoners.
And then send the other crocs a bill for the pellet.
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Old 23rd April 2007, 05:58 PM   #43
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It could be said that a park like this constitutes an attractive nuisance. Children are drawn to areas with animals and water. Obviously, better fencing and guards are needed.


It's sad that this young guy had to die. It was very foolish to get close to an obviously dangerous animal, and even more foolish to torment it, but, hey, he was nine. Everybody does stupid things at that age. I personally wouldn't have gone near a crocodile when I was nine (I still wouldn't, without a suitable firearm handy), but I did my fair share of other idiocy ("I wonder what would happen if I let go of the handlebars?").
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Old 24th April 2007, 10:59 AM   #44
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Originally Posted by Sir Robin Goodfellow View Post
It could be said that a park like this constitutes an attractive nuisance. Children are drawn to areas with animals and water. Obviously, better fencing and guards are needed.
Obviously. And this has happened before, but to those who are outraged at the execution of an animal for killing a person, it is par for the course when parts of the person which end up inside such animals need to be retrieved.

There are other reasons as well including the belief that a particular animal is a man-eater and needs to be put down. Of course all large, carnivorous or dangerous animals are potentially man-eaters/killers and this is hardly a reason to execute them all.

From Miami Herald August 3, 2006 regarding Bill Haast and the Miami Serpentarium where in 1977 6-year-old boy climbing to the top of the walls of the crocodile enclosure toppled in and was killed.

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Haast still grows somber when retelling the story: It was a Sunday. People were lining up for a show. Suddenly, he heard screaming and ran toward the commotion.

Haast saw that a boy had fallen into the crocodile pit. Haast jumped down into the pit. By then Cookie, the 12-foot, 2,000-pound crocodile, had the boy in its mouth. ''I hit him over the head, trying to get him to let go.'' Others joined Haast. Cookie broke free and took the boy underwater. ''I knew it was over then.'' Haast calls it one of the lowest points in his life. The night of the accident, he took his Luger, walked out to the pit and shot Cookie in the head. It was buried on the grounds. The boy's family never sued, accepting only the maximum insurance payment, Haast said.
http://www.pbase.com/donboyd/image/6...md=add_comment

In in another recent crocodile attack on a person, a zoo vet who gave an inadequate or inappropriate dose of sedative to a croc prior to examining it was attacked by the animal and had his arm torn off.

Here are two press accounts:

http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au...3-1702,00.html


http://www.news.com.au/heraldsun/sto...005961,00.html



Incidentally the crocodile is wrongfully identified by the park that had the animal as a Nile Crocodile, C. niloticus. Clearly the picture of the croc with the arm hanging out of its jaws is an Indo-Pacific or Saltwater Crocodile C. porosus.
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Old 24th April 2007, 11:26 AM   #45
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Originally Posted by SteveGrenard View Post
Incidentally the crocodile is wrongfully identified by the park that had the animal as a Nile Crocodile, C. niloticus. Clearly the picture of the croc with the arm hanging out of its jaws is an Indo-Pacific or Saltwater Crocodile C. porosus.
Good to see you back in the mix, Steve, I'd rather missed your input.

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Old 24th April 2007, 11:41 AM   #46
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That wasn't the claim. The claim was that it accomplishes the same thing as the dealth penalty. I read that as criticism of the death penalty rather than support for killing the croc.

Me too. I think there's been a misunderstanding.
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Old 24th April 2007, 03:48 PM   #47
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Originally Posted by Sir Robin Goodfellow View Post
Me too. I think there's been a misunderstanding.
Yes there was.

Why are people still harping on about this? I admitted my mistake.
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