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Remember the international media storm that descended upon Steve Irwin after he was filmed holding his son Bob near a croc’s mouth? Personally, I couldn’t understand what all the fuss was about.

In my family, being held near, or partially in, the mouth of a wild animal was a rite of passage. Extra points were awarded if the animal in question was potentially man-eating.

For example, instead of being baptised, my sister Ruth was simply held above the open jaws of a dolphin at Sea World (c. 1961).

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