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http://au.news.yahoo.com/060904/23/10ebv.html

And he wasn't even doing anything stupid! I mean, if he was taunting a crocodile, I could understand getting bitten or something... but he was just chilling and swimming, and he got a barb through the chest.

I, for one, was shocked.

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I was rather surprised too-- but in retrospect it doesn't seem so shocking considering his high-risk pursuits. Still, a sting-ray barb in the chest is a pretty freak way to go out.

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Well, it would have been quite inappropriate for him to die in bed surrounded by 16 great-grandchildren.

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The 44-year-old is survived by his wife and two children, Bindi and Robert.
He called his kid Bindi??

Dunno if they're known elsewhere, but bindis are a noxious weed with spiky barbs that get stuck in your feet, WTF was he thinking calling his kid that?

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The probability of me or any other random person dying from an animal attack is pretty rare. Steve Irwin however had it coming. Not that I wished death on him, but like TFD said, this man wasn't going to die old.

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quote:
Originally posted by The Famous Druid:
He called his kid Bindi??

Dunno if they're known elsewhere, but bindis are a noxious weed with spiky barbs that get stuck in your feet, WTF was he thinking calling his kid that?

I wonder if that was the one he dangled in front of the croc @ 2 mos old & bounced around without any neck support. If so I wonder if there's some odd subtext going on there.

Maybe the name was his wife's idea-- she's from Oregon.

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Apparently Bob was the one used as croc bait, not Bindi.
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Very sad... still, I'd imagine that's how he'd have wanted to go.
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quote:
Originally posted by Littlefish:
Apparently Bob was the one used as croc bait, not Bindi.

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Originally posted by maximile:
Very sad... still, I'd imagine that's how he'd have wanted to go.

What, accidently being tossed to a croc because dad forgot which arm he had his child in and which arm he had a chicken in. Oh wait, you meant the Steve, not Bob. Sorry

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My dad made a comment which seams fitting "He was like what Diana was too England". He will be missed around the world.

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quote:
Originally posted by The Famous Druid:
Well, it would have been quite inappropriate for him to die in bed surrounded by 16 great-grandchildren.

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The 44-year-old is survived by his wife and two children, Bindi and Robert.
He called his kid Bindi??

Dunno if they're known elsewhere, but bindis are a noxious weed with spiky barbs that get stuck in your feet, WTF was he thinking calling his kid that?

Actually, he named her after his dog. [Eek!] It died before she was born. Bindi (the dog) was in quite a few episodes of the Croc hunter. There was one where she chased down a wild pig.
Ol' Steve will be missed. [weep] He should have remembered: "Danger! Danger! Danger!" [Frown]

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[Eek!]

[cry baby]

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It's always a tragedy when someone dies young......

but I can't help thinking that an awful lot of crocs will sleep nice and peaceful tonight.

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That's the way to go if you ask me.

Doing something you love, that is.

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Yeah... he really loved being stabbed by stingrays... [Wink]
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It is sad that he checked out a littler earlier than he should have. Yet, I'm happy that this was a freak thing and he wasn't doing something incredibly risky - that would have undermined his message of love for animals (no animal husbandry jokes please [Smile] ).

I'll raise a toast to Steve. He really is a geek hero. He took a love for something that most people aren't interested in and let that obsession become a rock-star career. He even had an action figure!

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I wonder how long it will be til this hits the web. [Frown]
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quote:
Originally posted by GMx:
I wonder how long it will be til this hits the web. [Frown]

I hope the producers have the sense to destroy this film. Irwin being such a famous person, I think that would be the only way to keep peoples gouhlish curiosity at bay. Celebrity rags publishing photos of celebs naked is one thing but I bet some magazines would pay millions to publish some pictures from that film real because unfortunalty, it would be worth millions in the amount of papers they would sell. Destroy the film.

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I heard that the family wants it shown - "It's what he would have wanted".

And imagine the ratings...

EDIT: the source of the story. I had to link it for the awesome quotes:
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Steve famously said: "My number one rule is to keep that camera rolling. Even if it’s shaky or slightly out of focus, I don’t give a rip!

"Even if a big big old alligator is chewing me up I want to go down and go, ‘Crikey!’ just before I die. That would be the ultimate for me."


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The saddest part is that Darwin didn't catch up to him before he managed to spawn. Hopefully the mother of his kids had the common sense gene she was able to pass on the them.

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quote:
Originally posted by Cap'n Vic:
The saddest part is that Darwin didn't catch up to him before he managed to spawn. Hopefully the mother of his kids had the common sense gene she was able to pass on the them.

Seconded.
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quote:
Originally posted by Grummash:


but I can't help thinking that an awful lot of crocs will sleep nice and peaceful tonight.

He helped a lot of crocs get medical attention, so I'm not sure what you mean by that. I highly doubt he did anything cruel to them.

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"Even if a big big old alligator is chewing me up I want to go down and go, ‘Crikey!’ just before I die. That would be the ultimate for me."

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LOL, that would have been pretty good! Can't talk under water though. Maybe he gave the ray the finger.

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quote:
Originally posted by Mel:
quote:Originally posted by Grummash:


but I can't help thinking that an awful lot of crocs will sleep nice and peaceful tonight.

He helped a lot of crocs get medical attention, so I'm not sure what you mean by that. I highly doubt he did anything cruel to them.

I know he did a lot of good work, such as rescuing problem crocodiles in areas where they were a danger to people and moving them to his zoo, and I know he has raised the profile of wildlife conservation - which is also a good thing.

However, every time they showed a trailer on UK TV for one of his shows, it always involved him harrassing some innocent animal. Not just the crocs either, I am sure the snakes were not queuing up to be dragged out into the open and picked up with a stick.

It is a tricky problem though... on the one hand, in addition to the conservation stuff he did a lot of good for people (press reports in the UK say he employed 550 people) but on the other hand we have plenty of evidence on film of him causing distress to animals on a one-to-one basis. So, does the means justify the end? I think the philosophers are still out on that one.

There has been a lot of information put out in the last 48 hours about Stingrays, and in particular the consensus seems to be that Stingrays don't lash out from aggression, only when they are scared. So the question has to be, what was he doing to scare the Stingray?

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quote:
Originally posted by Grummash:
There has been a lot of information put out in the last 48 hours about Stingrays, and in particular the consensus seems to be that Stingrays don't lash out from aggression, only when they are scared. So the question has to be, what was he doing to scare the Stingray?

That question's been asked here, and people who've seen the video of the incident say he was NOT harassing the critter. It sounds like the first diver passed over the ray without incident, but when the second followed, the ray felt surrounded and lashed out.

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quote:
Originally posted by The Famous Druid:
That question's been asked here, and people who've seen the video of the incident say he was NOT harassing the critter. It sounds like the first diver passed over the ray without incident, but when the second followed, the ray felt surrounded and lashed out.

In which case, we must accept that it was just a very tragic accident. No-one deserves to die young, but sometimes, shit happens.

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quote:
Originally posted by Mel:
LOL, that would have been pretty good! Can't talk under water though. Maybe he gave the ray the finger.

Or maybe he was too busy ripping out the stinger...

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