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Old September 4th, 2006, 04:52 AM
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Default OT: the Crocodile Hunter (Steve Irwin) is dead

Stingray kills 'Crocodile Hunter'
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Default Re: OT: the Crocodile Hunter (Steve Irwin) is dead

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Default Re: OT: the Crocodile Hunter (Steve Irwin) is dead

Yes, it is a shame, but given the way he interacted with wild animals (ie going around pulling their tails) it's no great surprise. Had to catch up with him somewhen.
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Default Re: OT: the Crocodile Hunter (Steve Irwin) is dead

The world is a poorer place without him in it expressing a love for wildlife and sharing that expression.
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Default Re: OT: the Crocodile Hunter (Steve Irwin) is dead

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Yes, it is a shame, but given the way he interacted with wild animals (ie going around pulling their tails) it's no great surprise. Had to catch up with him somewhen.
The way all the news here put it is that he wasn't terrifying it or anything. Now if he was attacking a croc and it bit his head off that would be no surprise. The way we hear it was a freak accident. I don't know for sure but it was something like if he had stepped on it while wading through water. It doesn't seem to be poison but the tail barb stabbed him in the heart.

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Turns out he was just swimming. A stingray swum under him and then suddenly it just attacked him

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Default Re: OT: the Crocodile Hunter (Steve Irwin) is dead

May he rest in peace
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Default Re: OT: the Crocodile Hunter (Steve Irwin) is dead

Oh, sorry. My understanding was that he had been fatally stung by something that never ever attacks humans unless provoked (ie by pulling its tail) but I guess I was wrong.
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Default Re: OT: the Crocodile Hunter (Steve Irwin) is dead

Odds are that the stingray didn't notice steve irwin or thought he was something else and then panicked and attacked steve irwin.

Steve Irwin isn't someone that goes around provoking animals, he's an expert in his field for his whole life. He died doing what he loved, I only feel sorry that his kids will grow up without him.
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The article I read said that this time of year the tiger sharks are aggressive, so the rays get more suspicious and defensive.

OK, major loss to us, but look on the brighter side.

He died with his boots on (well, fins), and the sun in his eyes. He died young, doing something he loved. He died quickly, with no lingering agony or indignity. He died like a man.

Statistically, most of us will die old and useless, in a hospital, with a tube up our nose and a foley catheter strapped to our withered old tallywhacker.

Compared to that, he was lucky.
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I don't count dying with life still ahead of me 'lucky'.
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