An acclaimed British crocodile expert who worked with Sir David Attenborough has pleaded guilty to dozens of charges of bestiality which involved the torture, sexual assault and killing of more than 40 pet dogs.
Adam Britton moved from the UK to the Northern Territory of Australia as a young man to pursue his interest in saltwater crocodiles, the giant predators that live across the tropical regions of northern Australia.
Based in Darwin, the zoologist wrote books, collaborated on films, made nature documentaries with the BBC and National Geographic and kept a pet half-tonne, 16-foot-long saltwater crocodile which he named Smaug.
He seems to have had the good sense not to try buggering the crocodile. So the insanity defence is out, isn’t it?