Boy's body found in crocodile

China
February 20, 2009 9:49pm CST
The remains of a five-year-old Australian boy have been found in the stomach of a crocodile,police say.Jeremy Doble was last seen on 8 February playing near his family's home beside a flooded mangrove swamp in northern Queensland.Police now say he was attacked and eaten by a 14ft(4.3m)crocodile who was then trapped in a flooded river. The announcement came after police examined the crocodile,using non-hethal surgical procedure."The family have requested that media respect their privacy at this time,"police said in a statement.Queensland officials say the animal will now be sent to a crocodile farm or zoo.The victim's parents have reportedly asled authorities not to kill the crocodile. What a pity boy,what kind parents.
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@VotreAmie (3037)
• United States
21 Feb 09
Oh my God that's horrible. I feel for the parents of the boy. And that is a horrific way to pass away. Yes the parents are kind. They know it is just a wild animal and that's what they do.
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• China
21 Feb 09
But I think every parents who have children should must take care of her babies. That 's very impotant thing.
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• Philippines
21 Feb 09
That's really really sad. Reminds me of a story told to me by my grandmother about a boy who never followed his parents and ended up too getting eaten by a crocodile. But a 5 year old? that is just sad and awful! I mean the child merely lived a life. Once again, a youth, the future, the hope of a country..vanished. I pray for this victim.
• China
23 Feb 09
The same to me~!!!What a pity boy~!!! Maybe life is just like this,you don't when it is end. Try your best everyday that you can live in this world ,this is only we can do.
@Chevee (5915)
• United States
21 Feb 09
That is awful I saw on the news that the little boy was missing. They were interviewing his father. At the time his father was saying that little boy would never go near the water that was near their home. I am sorry to hear that the little boy was attacked and eaten by a croc.
• China
21 Feb 09
Yes,when I hear about this news,I was shocked at that time.If the boy was attacked near their home,not near the water,I think their home was not safe to live. And every parents must take good care of their children.
@mscott (1924)
• United States
21 Feb 09
Sad story. You really can't be mad at the animal for doing what crocodiles do, eat. It wasn't like it was out to get someone, they eat and when humans get to close some times the worst of things happen. It is sad for the family but like you said very kind that they asked for the animal not to be killed.
@maumbi (2571)
• Indonesia
21 Feb 09
pray for victim, but is hard to say anything when we live together with nature also animal, sometimes human easy to kill animal, but when animal only do their insting to eat is not meet with our brain sometimes.
• China
21 Feb 09
Yes,It is really hard to say anything what happen to us next.I think the parents must take care their child.I hope the boy will have a happy and safe time in the paradise.