Stephen hasn't had it easy. He's now in foster care because his mom is crazy and his dad is an ex-con vagabond. He's always in trouble or on his way to trouble. But none of these problems compare to the problem of the Beast, a fierce crocodile that Stephen's been taking care of for years. The Beast is Stephen's biggest secret, and also his biggest challenge. And that's when it's in a cage. When the Beast escapes, the stakes get even higher.