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Reports: 'Crocodile Hunter' Irwin dead

Postby Neboo » Mon Sep 04, 2006 7:13 am

Steve Irwin, the Australian TV presenter known as the "Crocodile Hunter," has died after being stung in a marine accident off Australia's north coast.

I read this on cnn this morning :(
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Postby phobos » Mon Sep 04, 2006 7:28 am

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Postby Bushbaby » Mon Sep 04, 2006 8:01 am

It's a bad loss for the herp community. I don't thenk there is anywhere in the world where people havent heard of the crocodile hunter.

He's handled so many venomous reptiles, and then he get's stung / killed by a fish. It's not right!!!

Best wishes to his family.
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Postby Hellemar » Mon Sep 04, 2006 8:28 am

Hi...


But serious... He had it comming... If you deal with venomous snakes, crocks and other dangerous animals the way he did you are running out of luck sooner or later...

Best wishes to his family !



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Postby THE BOSS » Mon Sep 04, 2006 8:37 am

It is a sad day for the world today. I dont know of anybody who changed the image of reptile's as much as Steve Irwin did. A true Hero has fallen. Best wishes to the Irwin family and friends he will be missed.
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Postby Bushbaby » Mon Sep 04, 2006 8:48 am

I agree The Boss.

I'm sure everyone thought that he would've been taken by a croc, not anything else.

He made true to this saying:

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Postby froot » Mon Sep 04, 2006 8:53 am

A sad day... :(
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Postby Sean » Mon Sep 04, 2006 8:59 am

very sad day for the animal community, not only the reps just take a look what he has done with the australian zoo.
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Postby flapjackjoe » Mon Sep 04, 2006 9:50 am

This is truly sad. I am very heartbroken
He was one of the greatest people who truly lived for wildlife.

Best wishes to Terry and the kids.
Steve I salute you
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Postby ColinF » Mon Sep 04, 2006 10:22 am

I feel for his family... RIP Steve!
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Postby metalwing » Mon Sep 04, 2006 10:42 am

what a day, ohh man, somehow I was hoping that it was a bad joke but i just read the article. its simply sad beyond words.
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Postby phobos » Mon Sep 04, 2006 10:50 am

Hi:

Very sad indeed :(

I agree with the Boss. Steve brought reptile conservation to lots of homes around the world. Even if people still didn't like snakes many watched his show because he was bigger than life, accurate, and entertaining. Our hobby was delt a big blow today. My heart goes out to the Irwin family and the staff of Australia Zoo. At least he died doing what he loved, working with animals.
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Postby Bushbaby » Mon Sep 04, 2006 1:38 pm

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FAREWELL: A wooden crocodile outside Australia Zoo at Beerwah is decorated with flowers as a tribute to environmentalist Steve Irwin. (Steve Holland, AP)
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Postby arcadies » Mon Sep 04, 2006 2:34 pm

man, i loved that guy, :( :( sad sad sadface. i feel really sorry for his little kid :/
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Postby ColinF » Mon Sep 04, 2006 2:38 pm

i feel really sorry for his little kid :/


Has he not got 2 kids? :-?
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