Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Kissing my little Lolita
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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