London, Jan 21 (IANS) A three-year-old boy in Australia has developed an unusual charm to play with an alligator or snake.
While most kids love a game of snap, Charlie Parker wrestles Gump, the alligator, for fun at his dad's zoo, The Sun reported Monday.
At times when he is not doing that, Parker - who comes from three generations of naturalists - likes to drape a giant boa constrictor, a snake that kills its prey by coiling tightly around it and causing suffocation, around his neck.
Charlie's father Greg, who runs Ballarat Wildlife Park, outside Melbourne, said: "We didn't go out to encourage it."
"Charlie just loves reptiles - his favourites are snakes and crocodiles."