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Monday, September 04, 2006

"Crocodile Hunter" Killed By a Stingray

Crikey! The crocs did not kill him. The stingray did. The barb of the stingray pierced his heart and he died from cardiac arrest before paramedics could reach him. Steve Irwin seemed indestructible to me. Nothing could harm him. He was always amazing to me...the things he did with those animals. The danger that he seemed fearless in getting close to. I loved watching his show and so did dirty Fila. He was fearless!

Australia and the world has lost a great naturalist. He packed 10 years of living into each year of his life, it seemed. At least he went doing something he loved. He was doing research for a documentary off the coast of Australia. He really was a bright star in the universe. My condolences to his family.

The quirky Australian naturalist Steve Irwin, who gained worldwide fame as TV's khaki-clad Crocodile Hunter, died today after a stingray barb pierced his chest while he was diving.The accident happened while Mr Irwin, 44, was filming an underwater documentary off Port Douglas on the far north-east coast of Australia, according to witnesses and emergency officials.
Full story here.

More info at these links: Staffers at Steve Irwin's park in shock after Crocodile Hunter dies
Great croc hunter salutes Irwin
"Crocodile Hunter" Steve Irwin Dead
Stingray Deaths Rare and Agonizing

These Crocodile Hunter videos are going to be in demand now.

What I do is kick them in the pants with a diamond buckled shoe!
~~Aileen Mehle~~

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