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Steve Irwin RIP

Postby bamber » Tue Sep 05, 2006 9:51 am

I liked this guy - he made me laugh.
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Postby Aidan » Tue Sep 05, 2006 10:18 am

Yeah, very sad.
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Postby Deactivated Member » Tue Sep 05, 2006 11:42 am

I was quite shocked to hear of this. I thought he was an OK guy who brought the care of wildlife to a new audience.
OUr mortality is so fickle. We should all make the most of it while we can.
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Postby irishwhiskeychaser » Tue Sep 05, 2006 12:15 pm

Very sad and basically a freak accident. He was snorkling over the ray while filming for a programme. Sting Rays are not agressive and rarely result in death if struck by their tail but seemingly the barb on the tail punctured his heart.

Further he was never once seriously injured by any of the wild crocs or snakes that he used to pull by the tail and what not.

Very bad luck in the end.

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Postby Muskrat Portage » Tue Sep 05, 2006 10:08 pm

I was always impressed with him, not only as a showman, which through the magic of television he was a consummate one, but also as an educator. He introduced his viewers to a variety of flora and fauna that most of us would never have seen. There was always a hint of danger choreographed into his presentation but his safety was never really at issue.

Steve Irwin will be missed.

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Postby Di Blasi » Wed Sep 06, 2006 2:16 am

I have laughed to tears watching him! What a character, one of a kind! Lucky for him he died doing what he loves, rather than die from whisky poisoning or something dumb like that. Condolences to his family.
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Postby TheLiquorBaron » Fri Sep 08, 2006 8:29 am

Steve was a true Australian Icon and will be sadly missed among the Australian community.
He was a true Australian, fighting for wildlife protection not just here but all over the world.

There are many out there that believe he was quite contraversial regarding his antics towards animals and regarding the incident with his baby son Bob, but Steve had this lifestyle for all his life and if anyone knew what they were doing it was Steve!!

Further he was never once seriously injured by any of the wild crocs or snakes that he used to pull by the tail and what not...

Oh Yes he was :lol: he was injured on several occasions...the best one I saw was when an alligator bit his hand - OUCH!! He has been spat in the face by venom spitting snakes...The list could go on...
He was fantastic in his education methods!! I know I won't put my hand near an alligators mouth :lol:

If anyone out there in the Whisk(e)y community would like they can support Steve's plight and make a donation to 'Wildlife Warriors'
Follow the link - http://www.australiazoo.com.au/australia_zoo/

And his famous catch phrase will never be forgotten Down here - "Crikey"
A tribute to a great man.
Cheers Steve!!(aka The Crocodile Hunter)
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Postby Aidan » Tue Sep 12, 2006 11:35 am

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Postby irishwhiskeychaser » Tue Sep 12, 2006 1:46 pm

That's just idiotic .... bit too much of a coincidence if you ask me :evil:

No need for that carry on....
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