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crocs' and kids...don't mix!

From the what was I thinking school...Stevo's gone wacko! Good thing the croc wasn't hungry.
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he's wacko but he knows what he's doing
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If I was the mother of that baby, I'd divorce the guy in an instant. That is totally irresponsible. Do with your own life whatever you want, but don't involve tiny babies!

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That's why we never let kids in cars. It's dangerous on the road.

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they're making too much of a big deal. if it was THAT dangerous, he wouldn't have done it.
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Steve knows what hes doing so stop ya wingin and moanin
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It was on the front page of the herald today
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I hope to hell that you people never have any children.


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He's a lucky li'l kid being exposed to experiences like that. Really, his parents know what they're doing.

There are plenty of parents around who expose kids to more danger every day with their abysmal driving, leaving them in the car while they do the shopping, or pop into the casino, etc, etc. That's why I'm not excited about this.

I'd much rather have the Irwins as my parents than all those no-hoper parents out there.

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whether or not he knows what he's doing is immaterial. the point is that he brought the baby to a crocodile. you can never tell when an animal is gonna go beserk. it was highly dangerous and exposing a child to that kind of danger is irresponsible.

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Exactly VCR, it's still a wild animal. Roy knew what he was doing when he dealt with tigers in his show. He now knows that wild animals never lose their instincts.

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yes DD, but this is a wild animal, one of the greatest predators. exposing to the workplace is fine, but at least think about what you're doing!he could have slipped.a wild animal is a wild animal.any slight distraction could have ended in tragedy.

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I must say, on reflection, that I hope he keeps his word and doesn't do it again - despite what I said above, and DD's comments, which I agree with.

I really don't think he was being especially irresponsible. The danger to the kid was probably less than it is every time you take a kid driving in your car. Some of those other drivers on the road are a lot more dangerous than crocodiles.

That was doubtless the point uppermost in the minds of Steve and Terri (and they've made that point in interviews). They knew that Steve can control the crocs that he works with, and that their child would not come to harm or be traumatised in any way.

Still, if something freakish *did* go wrong, the impact on all the people who saw it and on Steve and Terri themselves would be terrible - it's not like a kid getting hurt or killed in a car crash. Also, it's obvious, now it's happened, that many people are offended by the symbolism of a little kid being near a dangerous animal like this, however competent the animal trainer might be. Just this once, it's probably better not to go on offending them.

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yes DD, but this is a wild animal, one of the greatest predators. exposing to the workplace is fine, but at least think about what you're doing!he could have slipped.a wild animal is a wild animal.any slight distraction could have ended in tragedy.
Yup, what if he fell? He would have a hard time protecting himself and the baby. The croc would most likely go after what he's got in his hand anyway, since he was just feeding him.
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Bob the crocodile was unavailable for interview. We did, however, obtain the following comment from a long-time friend of his called Joe:










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