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posted on Sep, 4 2006 @ 12:15 AM
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not only will the people of the world mourn this loss, the animals of the world will grieve with us. his wife was probably with him at the time of the incident , she always seemed to be at his side, so i feel really bad for her.

i now pour my fosters in his memory.




posted on Sep, 4 2006 @ 12:16 AM
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I mean no disrespect but, I think we all saw this one coming. Everytime I watched the show I would say this fool is going to be killed. But you know what, he went out doing what he loved to do...informing the masses about animals. He knew the risks but he unlike most of us saw what he wanted in life and wouldn't let anything stop him.

R.I.P Steve Irwin...



posted on Sep, 4 2006 @ 12:16 AM
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Just hit the local news here in Alberta. They didn’t have much to say.



posted on Sep, 4 2006 @ 12:17 AM
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Steve Irwin Killed

Well the guys dead. Its said, but its the risk he took to jump into and around hordes of nasty predators. Had to figure it would happen eventually. Honestly, I dont have much sympathy, about as much as I did when the Grizzly man got eaten by..well..a grizzly.

Natural Selection I guess.

But I mean, I will miss his work, I think he did a good job showing people the world of aussie animals.

And atleast he died doing what he loved: pissing animals off.



posted on Sep, 4 2006 @ 12:20 AM
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The news here is that his wife is hiking in Tasmania somewhere at the moment so there is a chance that she hasn't heard the news yet. (see link below)
Doubley tragic - my thoughts go to her and the kids.


www.smh.com.au...

[edit on 4-9-2006 by Slaine01]



posted on Sep, 4 2006 @ 12:21 AM
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I actually find myself quite saddened. He was someone who was both cool and uncool at the same time in a weird way. There's another South African guy who goes around picking up really dangerous snakes but he's just kind of creepy. Steve Irwin's unaffected, slightly unhinged and bug-eyed, enthusiasm was infectious and strangely warming. Plus he was interesting enough that Cartman got hooked on him for an episode of South Park. ("I'm just going to stick my thumb... up this croc's ass...")

He also featured his family in his programmes, and it's particularly sad to think how they'll all be grieving right now. I'd think he'd be going "WOW! I went kinda EARLY, but mate, I had a REALLY GOOD RUN while I was around!" He'd somehow find something really great about being dead... but his wife and kids must have a huge hole in their lives right now.



posted on Sep, 4 2006 @ 12:24 AM
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STEVE Irwin, one of Australia's most well-known figures, has died at the age of 44.

It is understood Irwin, a psssionate conservationist and wildlife advocate, was killed when a stingray barb went through his chest.

Irwin spent every day working with all manner of dangerous creatures - giant crocodiles, poisonous snakes, komodo dragons - but it was a less obvious hazard that claimed his life.

Irwin had taken calculated risks with all sorts of wildlife for decades, relying on his knowledge of animal behaviour and personal experience to beat the odds.

For someone who spent so much time around killer animals, Irwin seemed to leave a charmed life.

So his demise was all the more shocking because it apparently involved a stingray, an animal regarded as dangerous but not as a killer.

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Here an obituary and below is another story confirming his death.



An intensive care doctor and a paramedic attempted to revive the popular crocodile wrangler without success.

He was pronounced dead on the island, and his body is now being flown to Cairns.
Mr Irwin - known worldwide as the Crocodile Hunter - is famous for his enthusiasm for wildlife and his catchcry "Crikey!".


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posted on Sep, 4 2006 @ 12:25 AM
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Who would have expected him 2 go out like that?No one knows what fate may have in store 4 them...



posted on Sep, 4 2006 @ 12:28 AM
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Originally posted by Rasputin13
Wow, I can't believe a stingray killed him. When I was a kid, they let us pet those things at the aquarium. I guess there are different kinds of stingrays because I doubt they'd let us pet them if they were so leathal.


They aren't. They're only lethal if they tear an artery, or hit you in the chest region. If they get you in the leg, you're more likely to suffer tearing damage from the stinger coming out of your leg than from the venom. They won't even actively use their stinger. Probably 99% of stings are accidents from stepping on them or brushing against it as you swim near them (which probably was the case here). A Stingray will always try to just swim away from danger instead of trying to defend itself, and a sting is an instinctive reaction.

RIP Steve Irwin, you'll be missed.

[edit on 9/4/2006 by Zaphod58]



posted on Sep, 4 2006 @ 12:28 AM
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I was looking at YTMND and "RIP Steve Irwin" sites started popping up like crazy.

Then I checked the news websites and I found out it was true... =(

I don't know how to feel. =X

[edit on 9/4/2006 by Kacen]



posted on Sep, 4 2006 @ 12:29 AM
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Man this is this last story I expected to see after getting up from a nap. I like this guy alot and have seen many of his episodes. Mr. Irwin, with my full respect, you will be missed and I will never look at animals the same because of you.



posted on Sep, 4 2006 @ 12:33 AM
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i bet his daughter will be disapointed, i mean you grow up knowing your day put his nosr in a crocs eye an wrestled them, then people make fun of you by saying "well you dad got killed by a stingray"



posted on Sep, 4 2006 @ 12:33 AM
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its good to think his wife didnt witness his death.

he might have pissed off animals , but he probably did more for them then 99% of humans.

did anyone else think this guy looked like rowdy piper? i always had that impression when i saw him.

[edit on 4-9-2006 by elitegamer23]



posted on Sep, 4 2006 @ 12:34 AM
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RIP Steve Irwin. I loved his shows on Animal Planet. Damn, it ain't gonna be the same no more
RIP man. This is sad.



posted on Sep, 4 2006 @ 12:36 AM
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Wow, that really sucks. No more Steve Irwin. I feel for his wife and little girl...he took them everywhere with him (also putting thieir lives at risk.)
I hate to say this, but at least it was him and not his daughter. That man had it coming to him, poking those poor animals. Krikey!

R.I.P. Your animal molesting antics will be missed by many.



posted on Sep, 4 2006 @ 12:36 AM
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He died doing what he loved.
We should be so lucky.



posted on Sep, 4 2006 @ 12:39 AM
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Originally posted by Umbrax
He died doing what he loved.
We should be so lucky.

i love sleeping so i hope i go when im sleeping.

if there is a lesson to learn from all this , its live your life the best you can doing what you love, and dont mess with stingrays.

[edit on 4-9-2006 by elitegamer23]



posted on Sep, 4 2006 @ 12:44 AM
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Originally posted by Rasputin13
Wow, I can't believe a stingray killed him. When I was a kid, they let us pet those things at the aquarium. I guess there are different kinds of stingrays because I doubt they'd let us pet them if they were so leathal.

I always thought he was a pretty cool guy, aside from that one bonehead incident where he held his newborn child above a crocodile while feeding it raw meat. He's lucky his child wasn't taken away for that stunt.

I also got many laughs out of all the Steve Irwin impersonators. Especially the one on the "Bum Fights" DVD that treated homeless people like they were crocs. He would sneak up on one and duct tape him like a crocodile, and then show the camera his teeth and talk about what kind of species of bum it was. I know, its terrible and I'm probably going to hell.

RIP Steve Irwin.


I went swimming with sting rays in the Caribbean about a year and a half ago and they are such the gentle creature. Their body feels like silk and they brush up on legs ever so gracefully. They really are peaceful creatures, but I know they can be deadly. My dad used to go fishing and once we went at night (this was when I used to live in the Caribbean, 10 years ago), and he actually caught a stingray. I was terrified because I was young. The stingray kept thrashing in the water and my dad had trouble holding it back. He eventually cut the line. I respect stingrays but I know their power.



posted on Sep, 4 2006 @ 12:46 AM
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Originally posted by worksoftplayhard
i was gonna ask did a croc bite his head off??? kind of ironic that "the crocodile hunter" looses his life to an eel.

Are you trying to be funny

RIP STEVE


[edit on 4-9-2006 by CYRAX]



posted on Sep, 4 2006 @ 12:46 AM
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as a fellow QLD'er, i am sad to see that Steve has died. ALOT of people thought it was a joke here in QLD at first but unfortunatly...it wasn't. those who have met the man away from the camera know just what a wonderful & passionate man he was. my heart goes out to Bindi & Bob as well as Terri.

RIP Steve!!!






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