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Steve Irwin was just like a nine year old boy. I have a nine year old boy, and a six year old one and a three year old one. They love to pick up snakes and worms and frogs, catch Monarch butterflies, watch birds, net fish, hunt with the cat (who is also a boy)…they are so excited about nature ~ all the different animals and plants, but also the power and scariness of life is something they are fascinated with. I think this urge for exploration is part of how they are learning to love and respect the world, and also how they learn to control themselves (for instance, learning to just look at the frog, and not squish it!). They loved the Crocodile Hunter. It was one of the few things I let them watch on TV. Crikey, we’re all missing him at my house.
A great tribute to the man. Thanks, roossy90, for sharing.
Life is not worth living if you don’t take chances. Steve Irwin lived it every day. Although he was only 44, he lived a full life.
Jay leno tribute to Steve..
Irwin wasn’t bothering the string ray, though. From what I heard in a different news article, the sting ray was hidden in the sand and Irwin swam above him and the barb came up and pierced him in the heart. It is a tragic, tragic accident that never should have happened.
Guess I can’t go swimming in the ocean any more or walking through the woods……………[8)][8)]
Gee, Marlin Perkins hung in there for a long time. I remember one of his funniest shows, he was wrestling with a giant anaconda in some swamp and they didn’t know he was in trouble and kept filming. I also seen him in an airport one time sneeking up on his aligator luggage. Chow Jim
While a very, very sad story, I do not admire those that make a fortune off of wild animals.
That stingray had every right to be left alone and in peace.
Mr Irwin was invading on its turf.
I had the same feelings when that weirdo got mauled by the tiger on stage.
My heart goes out to Terri & the kids. Poor little Bob is the same age as my grandson, and will grow up without his very loving father’s direct influence. This is sad proof that the good die all too young.
It was just a matter of time that he died while doing what he wanted to…
I am sure he knew he would die young, playing with dangerous creatures.
To be honest with you, I am surprised it took this long for him to tangle with the wrong one.
In my opinion, he did more more good for the animal world than any bad that some might perceive. I think the guy was great and our whole family will miss his shows very much. Of course, every famous person is going to have people that do not like them for one reason or another.[xx(]
[:(] Like I said, I’m sorry he died, but I have strong opinions about the guy.
he died doing what he loved.
What makes this sad to me is that this was such an unlikely death. It is very sad and he will certainly be missed in our household.
He risked his life many times. It really was only a matter of time.
I am very sad to know of his death.
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