Originally posted by Agit8dChop
Ive been face to face with dugites before.
Want to know what I did?
Remembered all the times ive been told to stay away and call the professionals to deal with it.
IF im dumb enough to pick it up and carry it around, i deserve to be removed form the gene pool.
when these professionals comes, and deal with the snake issue, are they insane morons because they chose to protect and educate people about
these dangerous creatures? to remove there desire to interact?
Not if they handled said dangerous snakes correctly, no. Not if they used the correct wrangling tools, trapped the snake behind its head and then held
it immediately behind the jaws, thus isolating the dangerous end and retaining 100% control of the snake. None of which Steve did on camera. But
perhaps you ignored the entire thrust of my argument.
At no time was steve irwins baby in any more danger than your baby in a car.
Obviously we disagree.
Steve worked with these creaturs for years i imagine, and would of instinctivley picked up any chance of the croc lunging and
and what was he going to do about it? Throw the child over the fence?
But it seems to me your more relaxed about the prospect of taking your child drivingo n the freeway, when there's just as good a chacne the
person in the car oncoming is drunk.
And where there is a steel roo-bar between my son on the on-coming drunk, where I have 4-wheel drive to get me out of trouble, at least a half-metre
vision over the rest of the traffic and 18 years driving experience.
In both instances unforseen events can happen...
Yes they can, hence the afore-mentioned precautions.
your not labeled a bad parent
quick edit there, I didn't notice an extra X chromosome had snuck up on me
your child out in your car are you.
so why should steve be labeled a bad parent when he introduces his child to his work.
Because of what that work involves? If I were a miner would it be acceptable to take an infant down a coalmine? Does Michael Schumacher take his child
out on the track in his race car? What's wrong with the child watching from behind the fence? Straight out of uni I worked as a concert lighting
tech, I would never, in a milliion years, find it acceptable to introduce my child, or any child, to a half-rigged stage.
At both times there were present dangers, but you both felt positive in removing the threat before it became a problem.
Acept in this case, steve could see the threat face on, you were assuming the threat wasnt there at all.
If, after a lifetime of stories from my casualty nurse mother, I thought there was no threat at all I wouldn't be wearing a seatbelt, I wouldn't put
my infant son in a baby capsule, I wouldn't bother with a helmet for him...
The man was a legend, a smart entertaing character.
As many people think, as his following shows.
Just because people were put off by his charisma, or his anticts doesnt give them the right to be Disrespectful.
It wasn't his charisma, and "antics" is a particularly good word for it. As for disrespect, yes, I have no respect for the man because of those
antics. I also have no respect for George W Bush or Richard M Nixon, I have no respect for my Year 8 maths teacher or my ex-boss. I have every right
to be disrespectful to all of these people.