Buddhists tame shrew crocodiles

Interfax, August 10, 2007, 13:12

Taipei, Taiwan -- A Taiwan animal trainer has developed a Buddhism-based method to tame the crocodiles.

Due to the method, the predators not only turn peaceful but also allow to brush their teeth and ride their backs, the Ren TV Channel reported in its 24 info.

Successful experiments of the crocodile trainer Siu Si Hae have made the Taiwan Zoo popular among the tourists as well as local people.

‘The crocodiles keep quite due to the benevolent aura. We daily invite Buddhist monks to pray in our zoo,’ he says.

However the trainer warns the visitors against following his example. The consequences, he says, may be deadly.