A simple mistake
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.