'Crocodile Hunter' takes baby to feed crocs
Friday, January 2, 2004
BRISBANE, Australia (AP) -- Crocodile hunter Steve Irwin took his month-old son to his first croc feeding on Friday, offering the reptile a chicken with one hand and holding the baby in the other.
With a capacity crowd looking on, Irwin dangled a dead chicken before the 13-foot crocodile named Murray, which snapped up the offering. Irwin's tiny son Bob looked on from his other arm.
"He's one-month-old, so it's about time Bob got out there and did his first croc demo," the Australian celebrity told the crowd at his Australian Zoo.
Irwin's wife Terri, who gave birth to her second child on December 1, also attended the show, billed as Bob's "croc feeding debut."