ABCNEWS.com : Croc Hunter's Stunt With Baby Draws Fire
SYDNEY, Australia Jan. 3 — "Crocodile hunter" Steve Irwin has survived tussles with giant pythons, poisonous snakes and, of course, crocodiles. Now he faces a new threat: claims he endangered his infant son.
Irwin drew fire from child welfare groups and was named the subject of a government investigation for a publicity stunt Friday in which he fed a crocodile with one hand while cradling his month-old son, Robert, in the other.
The incident at Irwin's popular reptile park in Beerwah, north of Brisbane, was captured on Australian television, and viewers later jammed phone lines to express their outrage, media reports said.
"I think he's a bloody idiot, he's addicted to the attention," crocodile farm owner Keith Cook told The Courier-Mail.