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Crocodile quits cooperating for feedings

Updated: March 12, 2007, 3:10 PM ET
Associated Press — March 12, 2007

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. — What do you do when a 1,250-pound crocodile turns into a diva? Take him away from his audience.

Officials at the St. Augustine Farm and Zoological Park said Maximo has been refusing for about a month to cooperate for his daily feedings of guinea pigs and quail.

Kevin Torregrosa, the senior reptile keeper, stopped Maximo's public feedings recently to retrain him.

``He knows what he wants to do. He's testing us,'' Torregrosa told The St. Augustine ...

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