The Man With 24 Crocodiles Living At His Semi-Detached Home

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Shaun Foggett is Britain’s answer to Steve Irwin after assembling the largest collection of crocodiles in the country in his back garden. Shaun, 30, keeps 24 crocodiles and alligators in the semi-detached home in Oxford he shares with fiancée Lisa Green, 29, and children Billy, six, Louie, four, and eight-month-old Shania.Joiner Shaun has even erected a purpose-built enclosure for his unique pets which include endangered Black Caymans, Cuban crocodiles and a Chinese alligator to keep the reptiles at a constant 25 degrees.

Shaun has now raised £100,000 in just two years to create Britains first crocodile zoo so his house can be restored to normality.
Shaun is still hunting for a 5,000 sq ft location big enough to house all his prehistoric beasts but in the meantime, his family home retains a tropical feel.”They are amazing animals but not cheap to keep as pets. Just feeding them with rodents and fish costs £8,000 a year,” Shaun said.”I have been interested in crocodiles since I was a little kid and once I started reptiles at 17 it just snowballed.By the time I was 25 I had my dangerous animals licence and I was looking after crocodiles and alligators.

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All of Shauns children have grown up surrounded by snappy brothers and sisters and have inherited Shaun’s fascination and fiancée Lisa has also adapted to life in the wild.Shaun added: “The crocodiles have always been around since before the children were born, so it is very normal to them.The children like to go in and look at them and they have no fear at all.Lisa helps out with the crocodiles which is great.They are part of the family and she has known about my love of reptiles since day one, so she wasn’t shocked.”

But despite the animals being very well behaved, Shaun’s neighbours have still yet to pop round for a peek but are pleased to have their very own predatory neighbourhood watch.Shaun added: “The neighbours all know the crocodiles are there, but they have never wanted to come around and see them.People think these animals lie in rivers waiting to attack the next human walking past, but there is a lot more to them.”

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9 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. hade
    Feb 03, 2010 @ 02:44:53

    Cool!!

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  2. PK
    Feb 03, 2010 @ 02:45:34

    They would be better off in the wild where they belong.

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  3. ANA
    Feb 03, 2010 @ 02:46:21

    they belong in the wild,not in some idiots home,especially with 3 little children living there….

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  4. gREY
    Feb 03, 2010 @ 02:47:28

    Where does this amazing guy get the time to look after his family, his pets and do a job?

    Wow!!!

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  5. MIKE
    Feb 03, 2010 @ 02:47:46

    wonder what his neighbours think of it?

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  6. suzy
    Feb 03, 2010 @ 02:48:32

    Pretty good chance that his neighbours pray every night……………

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  7. DJ
    Feb 03, 2010 @ 02:49:27

    Amazing that this idiot should be allowed to keep this creature in a built up area

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  8. Dave
    Feb 03, 2010 @ 02:50:16

    how old is he for heavens sake grow up man and get a life, i wanted a pet elephant when i was like 12 but i grew up i hope he can live with himself if one of them attacks someone and injures or even kills them, council get a guy round there now!!!!

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    Feb 06, 2010 @ 09:22:38

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