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Steve Irwin - Crock Hunter dead at 44..........
Old 09-04-2006, 08:57 AM   #1
 
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Steve Irwin - Crock Hunter dead at 44..........

This guy was always playing around with deadly animals. Snakes, Crocs etc. - Finally got a Stingray barb through the heart.

Somehow I knew that this guy would not live to a ripe old age.

[img width=562 height=750]http://rfleming.rmplc.co.uk/diarypics/Crikeysteve.jpg[/img]



[Sorry about the edit, C-T, but I can't get that second link to display in your post.]
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Re: Steve Irwin - Crock Hunter dead at 44..........
Old 09-04-2006, 09:44 AM   #2
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Well, he died doing what he loved.* Not attached to tubes in a nursing home.* So, in one way, that's good.* Unfortunately, it was about 40 years too early.
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BREAKING: That Austrailan Crocodile Hunter dude...

died today when a stingray stabbed him through the heart with its barb.* * *I don't know what a stingray barb is, but it doesn't sound too fun...

http://www.cmaquarium.org/Sea%20Turt...of%20Sting.jpg


http://www.news.com.au/story/0,23599,20349888-2,00.html

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I've always felt that he exploited animals, essentially torturing them so that they would attack him in a sensational way.
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I've always felt that he exploited animals, essentially torturing them so that they would attack him in a sensational way.*
If he wasn't dead, this would have been the best PR stunt ever.
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The only thing that surprised me is how he died. I was sure a crock was going to bite off his johnson and dine on Irwin tartare.

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The only thing that surprised me is how he died.* I was sure a crock was going to bite off his johnson and dine on Irwin tartare.

Dayum. Now thats cold dude.
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Within the last month, I came across 3 people who had just been stung by stingrays. A little research on the web showed that such injuries were not fatal unless in the chest or thorax. When I read that, I was thinking, who gets stung by a sting ray in the chest?

Steve: we'll miss you, mate!
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When I read that, I was thinking, who gets stung by a sting ray in the chest?
Somebody who intentionally provokes a ray? Makes you wonder how we got to the top of the food chain. So much for big brains.
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Somebody who intentionally provokes a ray? Makes you wonder how we got to the top of the food chain. So much for big brains.
Not sure he was provoking the ray (Altho as somebody has posted that was part of his schtick with animals.) While rays are generally considered "docile" swimming atop one is equivalent to standing behind a horse or a mule. They don't like it and they just start kicking
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Not sure he was provoking the ray (Altho as somebody has posted that was part of his schtick with animals.) While rays are generally considered "docile" swimming atop one is equivalent to standing behind a horse or a mule. They don't like it and they just start kicking
You're right. Sounds like he was swimming right behind with the camera man shooting from the front:

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Well, I loved his zest and presence on the screen, and we'll miss him.* Quite*a character.

Having said that, I was an amateur herpetologist, and I have an old and dear friend who got his PhD, and is a professional herpetologist.* Steve Irwin did things with poisonous snakes that were incredibly foolhardy.* I too figured this fellow would someday have a terrible accident, though the one that finally did him in is unique.

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Re: Steve Irwin - Crock Hunter dead at 44..........

I thought he was a pretty good entertainer. Thats probably what did him in. In his quest to entertain and come up with new ideas, he took on more risk. As others have stated, I'm surprised this is how he died.
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Well whatever he didnt deserve to die. He saved and helped alot of animals.
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Somehow I am not surprised. I may even I predicted that in the past.

I personally didn't care for the show, which kind of appalled me and I didn't think it was a good example of things to do with animals. Like provoking them. I also made sure DS didn't watch since I didn't want him to get the idea he could do that.

I like Jeff Corwin a lot better. Hope he is more careful.

Well that's a shame anyway that this guy didn't make it.
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Its always unfortunate when these things happen. I feel terrible for his kid(s).


But, if he didn't see something like this coming, he wasnt too bright.
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I've always felt that he exploited animals, essentially torturing them so that they would attack him in a sensational way.*
I've often been accused of a similar thing -- exploiting early-retirement forum posters, essentially torturing them so that they would attack me in a sensational way.
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Concerning the newsmedia portrayal of Irwin as a conservationist, here's a quote from a character in *the book "True Crime" by Andrew Klavan:

"Let me tell you something. *Issues -- issues are what we make up to give us an excuse to run good stories. *A judge grabs an attorney's breasts, it's the sex discrimination issue. *A nine-year-old shoots his brother with an Uzi, it's the child violence issue. *People want to read about sex organs and blood and we make issues out of them to give them an excuse. *That's what makes us a quality paper instead of a cheap tabloid: hypocrisy."

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