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RIP Steve Irwin

Postby smartin4 on Mon Sep 04, 2006 8:37 am

The Crocodile Hunter is dead :(

http://www.cnn.com/2006/SHOWBIZ/TV/09/0 ... index.html

I for one loved watching his passion and willingness to help wildlife, or get the "shot" fo rthe cameras, though I can say that at times, I thought he was a little nuts. Gotta admit, I'll miss the bloke.
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Postby MonsterMan on Mon Sep 04, 2006 10:02 am

RIP.

He was a bit crazy, but that was part of his charm.

He will be missed by alot of people :(
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Postby Ian on Mon Sep 04, 2006 10:19 am

Crickey! I loved that guy. I had a lot of respect for him.
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Postby ruderacer on Mon Sep 04, 2006 10:21 am

He was truly a unique individual whose passion and dedication was second to none and one who had the opportunity to enjoy his job. Cheers mate!
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Postby Ian on Mon Sep 04, 2006 11:15 am

I can't say I've never heard of anyone getting stabbed in the chest by a Stingray. Anyone hear of this happening before?
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Postby smartin4 on Mon Sep 04, 2006 1:42 pm

It was just a freak thing according to his manager. They said on the news this morning that it stabbed him in the heart, not sure if that is true or not, CNN says he was stabeed in the chest, so I guess it's possible it got his heart.


"He came over the top of a stingray that was buried in the sand, and the barb came up and hit him in the chest," Stainton said.

Wildlife documentary maker Ben Cropp, citing a colleague who saw footage of the attack, told Time.com that Irwin had accidentally boxed the animal in. "It stopped and twisted and threw up its tail with the spike, and it caught him in the chest," said Cropp. "It's a defensive thing. It's like being stabbed with a dirty dagger.


http://www.cnn.com/2006/SHOWBIZ/TV/09/0 ... index.html

I concur with everyone, I really enjoyed watching him, we need alot more people with his passion & dedication to conserving wildlife. As a species, humans are very destructive and don;t often think about the consequences of our actions where wildlife in concerned.

The first time I ever saw him, he did a special for Discovery called The Worlds Most Dangerous Snakes. Here this guy is running around chasing and picking up the 10 most venomous snakes in the world, I can remember thinking, "Wow, this guy is a lunatic!" BUt after watching alot of his stuff, I grew to respect him for what he did, and realize why he did what he did.
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Postby MonsterMan on Mon Sep 04, 2006 2:54 pm

Article from the Sydney Morning Herald:

http://www.smh.com.au/news/national/cro ... 51512.html
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Postby burninfool on Mon Sep 04, 2006 3:39 pm

What a freak accident,anywhere else on his body and he probably would of survived.

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Postby TheWizard on Tue Sep 05, 2006 1:01 am

While fully understanding what happened to him was tragic, and not to take anything away from his passion for animals, I gotta admit, it was only a matter of time before he would be mortally wounded. It's like playing with fire; whether you do it as a hobby or a career, sooner or later mother nature is going to punish you. It may not be fair, but it happens. :-?
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Postby dodecahedron on Tue Sep 05, 2006 6:07 am

from what i gather he got stabben right in the chest.
and that being stungin any other part of the body is definitely non-lethal. and extreme case of bad luck.

as for "it's only a matter of time" etc., well he's been doing this for years. he might as well have gone on doing it for many more years and nothing bad happening to him. the accident that killed him had nothing to do with his "dangerous habits" etc.
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