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Monday, September 04, 2006


What a shock this was to read. I had always been positive I'd read that Steve Irwin had died in the jaws of a croc, but to read about a stingray bite taking his life. Man, that is just bogus.

Remember about 3 years ago when he fed the crocs whilst holding his baby Bob in his arms? How the whole internet was agog at this brazen lack of 'good' parenting skills, like any of us knew a damn thing about crocs. Poor guy was vilified for being so loose and foolhardy with his baby. The baby that now outlives his father.

I loved to watch him on TV, but I have to admit, when he picked up really dangerous poisoneous snakes and bugs and things, I cringed. Because, as I have noted many times, I. Am. A. Chicken.

Bok bok.

Which is funny in a way, because I read that Steve Irwin had a lifelong fear of parrots. The guy had no trouble with crocs and other reptiles, but was afraid of birds? You gotta wonder!

May his wife and children find peace.
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Blogger Dana said...

I was sure he'd be taken out by a poisonous snake. The sting ray was a surprise..sort of.

Good post. Very well said.

4/9/06 4:11 PM  
Blogger Tia said...

Oh, I know!!! I just couldn't believe it!!! On one hand, it is weirdly poetic that he should die doing what he loved so much, but on the other, it is of course incredibly sad. Thinking about him, I can't help but also think of the "Mutant Message Down Under" and how the animals and the aboriginese had an agreement about who would give their lives to honor/support the other. Peace and light to his family......

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog again and for your feedback on the "name thing"... I remember some months ago you had come by my blog via Michele's and I really enjoyed your blog. Then I totally lost track of where and who you were. So, this time, if you don't mind, I'm going to link you.

4/9/06 8:51 PM  
Blogger Incog & Nito said...

He was a great man who will be sadly missed. A great ambassador for Australia who treasured his family more than anything. The world today is a sadder place for having lost a great human being. Crocs Rule!!!

5/9/06 4:05 AM  

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