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    Wales - Youth feeds zoo rabbit to 'gator

    A youth who snatched a white rabbit at a zoo and threw it into the alligator pool is being sought by police.

    Customers at the Welsh Mountain Zoo in Colwyn Bay were horrified to see the tame animal still alive in the reptile's jaws before it was killed.

    Zoo director Chris Jackson said staff and visitors were "sickened" by the "senseless barbarity" of the rabbit's death.

    Staff detained one youth and handed him over to police, but two more got away.

    The zoo has two Mississippi alligators, Albert and Nancy, both more than 30 years old and the only breeding pair of the species in Europe.

    He said the youths were thought to have climbed over a wall into the zoo, which occupies 37 acres of woodland and parkland.

    He said: "They looked at the alligators, then went into the children's farm and looked at the rabbits.

    "One of them decided that it was his sick agenda to take the rabbit. It was in a petting area, where the small children are encouraged to get close to them.

    "He grabbed the rabbit and took it a distance of 20-30 yards to the alligator beach and threw it into the pool."

    A visitor with his young daughter raised the alarm.

    Live prey

    "These youths drew attention to themselves with their remarks, which made the man and his daughter look to the pool and they saw the rabbit was in the jaws of the alligator," said Mr Jackson.


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    Aug 2003
    More little barbarians. Heaven help us.

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