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Old 09-03-2006, 11:15 PM
 
Location: Western Bexar County
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Default Crocodile Hunter: Steve Irwin is Dead

I just read on MSNBC.com that Steve Irwin was killed by a stingray barb to his chest while filming underwater off the Australian coast.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/6/66/Steve-Irwin.jpg/200px-Steve-Irwin.jpg (broken link)

It is hard to believe that a stingray would be his demise after seeing him handle big crocks and numerous poisonous snakes. The last show I saw was with his wife and two kids.

He did a great educational service for the world and will be sorely missed.
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Old 09-04-2006, 05:08 AM
 
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I just read on MSNBC.com that Steve Irwin was killed by a stingray barb to his chest while filming underwater off the Australian coast.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/6/66/Steve-Irwin.jpg/200px-Steve-Irwin.jpg (broken link)

It is hard to believe that a stingray would be his demise after seeing him handle big crocks and numerous poisonous snakes. The last show I saw was with his wife and two kids.

He did a great educational service for the world and will be sorely missed.
He sure was passionate about his work. I feel sad for his family and friends. It's hard to believe this larger than life character is gone.
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Old 09-04-2006, 05:12 AM
 
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I was sad to hear that. He did so much educating the public about wildlife, He will be greatly missed.
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Old 09-04-2006, 06:55 AM
 
Location: South Carolina
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So sad,And leaving such a young family behind.
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Old 09-04-2006, 10:21 AM
 
Location: PSL,FL
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Default Steve Irwin

We were huge fans of his. We have his movie..i am just so sad over this.
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Old 09-04-2006, 12:01 PM
 
Location: Burlington VT
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Odd - Those Rays are about as scary as Labrador Retriever puppies, and about as friendly. I've rolled around in the shallows with them and fed them. They are lovely creatures.
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Old 09-04-2006, 12:06 PM
 
Location: Wesley Chapel, FL (N of Tampa)
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Unhappy Some Steve Irwin Links

Steve Irwin killed in freak accident
http://www.stuff.co.nz/stuff/0,2106,3786798a12,00.html (broken link)


04 September 2006
TV star Steve Irwin killed while filming
http://www.rte.ie/arts/2006/0904/irwins.html

Notable quotes from "Crocodile Hunter" Steve Irwin
The Associated Press
Published: September 4, 2006
http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2006/...ter_Quotes.php

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Old 09-04-2006, 12:08 PM
 
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Odd - Those Rays are about as scary as Labrador Retriever puppies, and about as friendly. I've rolled around in the shallows with them and fed them. They are lovely creatures.
That's what's so ironic. I read that Steve Irwin was filming Rays trying to change the impression that people have of them being aggressive creatures. I know nothing about Stingrays but supposedly they are only aggressive when they feel threatened.
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Old 09-04-2006, 12:20 PM
 
Location: Springfield, Missouri
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Default :( Terrible loss

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I just read on MSNBC.com that Steve Irwin was killed by a stingray barb to his chest while filming underwater off the Australian coast.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/6/66/Steve-Irwin.jpg/200px-Steve-Irwin.jpg (broken link)

It is hard to believe that a stingray would be his demise after seeing him handle big crocks and numerous poisonous snakes. The last show I saw was with his wife and two kids.

He did a great educational service for the world and will be sorely missed.
I was shocked to hear that news too. I heard it around midnight a few hours after it apparently happened in Australia. I admired him. He was a unique character who really got people to think about wildlife while also being very entertaining. The thought of being impaled on a stringray barb through the heart...unimaginable. I hope he died quickly without pain. I stepped on what I believe was a stingray once off Cuba when I was snorkeling and I was wearing flippers with exposed ankles. I remember how afraid I was that I'd get stung and I FLEW through the water to get away. It swam off too, but I've never gone into the sea since, and that was 1982. Steve Irwin will be missed. What a tragedy.
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Old 09-04-2006, 12:28 PM
 
Location: Western Bexar County
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Default Stingrays in Australia

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That's what's so ironic. I read that Steve Irwin was filming Rays trying to change the impression that people have of them being aggressive creatures. I know nothing about Stingrays but supposedly they are only aggressive when they feel threatened.
According to the news, Steve Irwin was the third person killed by stingrays. Best thing to do is stay away from them and let them live in peace.
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