Skip Nav
Big Kid
30 Important — Yet Often Overlooked — Things That All Moms Should Be Thanked For
Parenting
66 Positive Things You Should Be Saying to Your Child
Party Planning
A Wacky and Wild Birthday Bash Perfect For the Ultimate Party Animal

Seven-Year-Old Breaks into Zoo, Kills Reptiles and Feeds Croc

Not all seven-year-olds spend their time hanging out in the school yard. A while back, lil Latarian Milton stole his grandmother's SUV and it took it for a joyride plowing through things in his path, but now an Australian boy of the same age has done something even more frightening. The child broke into the Outback zoo and killed 13 reptiles in a rampage some of which he fed to a crocodile. Since he is under the age of 10, Australian law prevents him from being charged with a crime.

Around The Web
Join The Conversation
mia-marie39 mia-marie39 7 years
what kinda of steroids is that kid on?! i don't believe in hitting kids but i know i would have broken my feet off in his @$$ something awful! how does a 7 yr old do something like that? where was his parents? he's a sociopath and he needs professional help not criminal charges but man he's satan.
Greggie Greggie 7 years
Of course it can be both, that's why I said more like and not that it's totally nurture rather than nature. Having both siblings with the tendencies is indicative of a family problem. We don't know the boy either, yet no one's had a problem stating that he's going to become a serial killer. We know what is stated in this and other stories. The parents need to be investigated.
LiLRuck44 LiLRuck44 7 years
What's wrong with it being both? Nobody here knows this boy or family so we have zero clue.
Greggie Greggie 7 years
His brother has the same problem - how is that being too harsh on the parents? It sounds much more like a nurture issue rather than nature.
Roarman Roarman 7 years
This is how serial killers start. They kill animals when they are young, and people when they are older. Hopefully he will get treatment for whatever his condition is. I think people who have commented here are being a bit harsh on the parents. If he has real psychological issues, that is beyond the parents control.
Janelloyd20 Janelloyd20 7 years
I will preface this comment with the fact that I do want children, a LOT. Its things like this that makes me hate children and young people in general (and I'm only 23). This is not some innocent act, that child should be sent to therapy and watched closely because he's probably a sociopath destined to continued to commit horrible acts. Those poor little lizards... thats so disgusting.
Greggie Greggie 7 years
Oh I agree that it will cause sociopathic problems if not taken care of, and that it may even already have created lifelong problems. I just mean it doesn't sound like the whole "serial killer starts with torturing animals without a home influence" scenario. There's obviously some home influence causing this type of problem.
justanerd1975 justanerd1975 7 years
yes except for home problems often bring about sociopathic problems... shuddering still. This kid is a wackdoodle. (no offense wackdoodle lol )
justanerd1975 justanerd1975 7 years
holy moly! this little kid is a future serial killer! they should really watch his behind as he gets older.... who are his parents?? they must be horrid.
Greggie Greggie 7 years
It sounds like a home problem rather than a sociopathic problem. If you read other accounts, they mention his brother had problems with a zoo about five years ago as well. It sounds like his parents need one heck of an intervention and inspection.
Great-Sommelier Great-Sommelier 7 years
"Violence against animals often progresses to violence against people. There needs to be therapy and children's services in that home now." Meum, exactly.
Great-Sommelier Great-Sommelier 7 years
:jawdrop:
LiLRuck44 LiLRuck44 7 years
Anyone here familiar with how child protection services are handled in Aus.? I hope this kid's parents are held accountable, investigated, or at least something! I can't watch the video, it looks way too disturbing for my animal loving soul. We all know what happened last time foxie roped me into animal videos ;)
foxie foxie 7 years
This kid needs therapy. This won't be the last violent crime he commits... that's just a sad truth.
psterling psterling 7 years
I'd be mortified if I were the parents. I think they should be held accountable for the damage though. They are responsible for keeping him in check and obviously that isn't something the excel at.
pinkprincess1101 pinkprincess1101 7 years
wow just wow that is so sad this kid is the next Columbine in the making
kia kia 7 years
I have run a gammut of opinion since I first heard this story. His parents need to be examined for their role in their child's behavior. What would lead a child to have this level of blatant disregard for life?? Beyond actions for the best well-being for the child, the parents also need to be financially and/or criminally responsible for what happened.
meumitsuki meumitsuki 7 years
Violence against animals often progresses to violence against people. There needs to be therapy and children's services in that home now.
skigurl skigurl 7 years
where the headline says "and feeds croc" i thought the story would end with the kid falling in to the croc pen. i feel sad for him because he needs help, but this is also very dangerous. he could have been killed! scary.
roxtarchic roxtarchic 7 years
besides the fine, that family, especially that child should be required to complete therapy... and really, it is SO disturbing, because as ekatrina mentioned this sociopathic behavior can lead to even more horrific things...
Greggie Greggie 7 years
I can't see the video, but it sounds awful. Not really a comparison to taking a car for a joyride, in my opinion. This kid needs therapy and needs it now.
EkaterinaBallerina EkaterinaBallerina 7 years
This is a truly sad case--and not for the animals. Children that exhibit this kind of behavior (mercilessly killing innocent animals for pleasure) are often sociopaths in the making. The security at the zoo said they were horrified watching the kid do this because he seemed to enjoy it so much. It's just so sad because there is really nothing that can be done for kids like this. And I heard his parents are being sued to cover the cost of replacing those reptiles. Apparently he rung up a charge of $5500 (not sure if this US $ or AU $)
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 7 years
WTF! What a fucked up little boy!!!
Tips For Camping With Children
Season Premiere Pictures 2013
Funny Things Kids Say
NBC's Parenthood: Tips For Talking to Young Kids About Sex
IdeaPaint Turns Walls Into Wipeboards
Sex Education in Grammar School
Budget Cuts Lead to Combined Classes

POPSUGAR, the #1 independent media and technology company for women. Where more than 75 million women go for original, inspirational content that feeds their passions and interests.

From Our Partners
Latest Moms
X