A sim­ple mis­take

Isis Town and Country - - Front Page -

WHAT started as another or­di­nary Sun­day ended in hor­ror for Ian Jenk­ins.

The Snakes Dow­nun­der owner/op­er­a­tor has run the Childers park for decades and on Jan­uary 4 was lead­ing one of the high­light shows for the park: the croc show.

Mr Jenk­ins had shown four-me­tre-long Macca off for some time, and de­cided to coax the park’s male crocodile into stay­ing out of the wa­ter for just a few more min­utes.

It in­stead turned to hor­ror and ul­ti­mately a lucky es­cape for Mr Jenk­ins, after Macca grabbed hold of his hand and pulled him into the wa­ter, rip­ping off his left thumb and part of his hand in the process.

Turn to page 3 for Mr Jenk­ins’ view on his “mis­take”, and an up­date on his re­cov­ery.

PHOTO: MATTHEW MCIN­ER­NEY

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