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    RIP crock hunter

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    Steve Irwin reportedly died ( about 3 hours ago ) in an accident involving a stingray in the Batt Reef, near Cairns in Australia.

    Stephen Robert "Steve" Irwin (22 February 1962 - 4 September 2006) was the owner and manager of the Australia Zoo at Beerwah, Queensland, Australia. He was best known as The Crocodile Hunter, which was the name of the unconventional nature documentary series on television he hosts, assisted by his American-born wife, Terri Irwin. His larger-than-life persona and seemingly outrageous antics (including the close handling of both common and rare species of wildlife and, perhaps most famously, the capture of live crocodiles and other reptiles on-screen) are key features in the presentation, which provides a forum for educational information about wildlife conservation and conflicts with humans in various parts of the world. The program has made the Irwins television personalities on several continents.
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    I can't say that I'm suprised, but it's nontheless unfortunate.
    As wiley as he might have been, he's done alot of good work for animals and research.
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    Killed by a manta ray sting... I thought he would have gone decapitated by an alligator.

    Poor guy but he knew the risks.
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    rip you crazy motherfucker. we'll miss your antics =(
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    Shit man, I can't believe he's dead... He was a clown but man he was our clown ya know.... jesus. RIP mate.

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    OMG! I thought the Jackass guys would die before him. I remember seeing him on some late night talk show, he was funny.

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    fuck! I loved that guy... it was always refreshing to someone so engaged and interested in what he was doing. sad...

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    damn that's sad. I really thought he was inmortal! RIP Steve!
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    damn i just read this. holy crap. man loved the dude amd all hes done for animals and research. was not expecting a string tho....
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    Hard to believe someone like that is gone. He will be missed by many.

    My eyebrow raised, though, when the news said "Steve Irwin was killed by another wild animal." I didn't realise it'd happened before.

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    From http://www.news.com.au/story/0,23599...6-1702,00.html :

    "I am aware he was filming a documentary and his documentaries are usually very hands on. I can only assume that he had some kind of hands on or close contact with the animal who like us when we get afraid defended itself," Ms Brims said.
    Didn't he tease crocs with his baby episodes ago?

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    WOW. That is insane. I feel bad for his wife and kids. I don't think I've seen anyone with more passion for what they do.

    On a positive note, at least no one will be dangling his baby in front of crocodiles any more?
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    ouch. poor guy. bound to be something massive on the news about this later on.

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    I wonder what did he do to provoke the sting ray?...
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    Steve Irwin - Larger than life, animal conservationist, entertainer, family man


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    Crikey, he'll be missed

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    Quote Originally Posted by seba_boi
    I wonder what did he do to provoke the sting ray?...

    He probably poked it in the eye with a blunt stick and said "Crikey."


    I don't think anyone is surprised, but even taking his idiocy into account he did do a lot of work for rasing awareness into wildlife and conservation issues.

    My sympathies do go out to his family.
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    New Zealands News had about 20 minutes about steve since he has been on our tele for years........ as in when he started.Years ago I managed to see him in Australia in the carpark of his zoo he waved at us from that funny truck thingy...... yeah there was no one in the carpark that was before it had been expanded or sumthin. he was a cool person. Ive heard that his wife doesnt know yet because she is tramping out the middle of nowhere she'll be gutted when she finds out shame.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cwn Annwn
    He probably poked it in the eye with a blunt stick and said "Crikey."
    Yeah, stingrays hate hearing "Crikey"....

    But seriously, the sting of a ray is only deadly when applied straight to the chest... And stingrays aren't very well known for killing people since they're very docile and shy in nature...
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    I cant believe it! I love this guy - be it walking his kids with crocs n' wot not...
    damn how sad...he'll surely be missed....
    (its alroight gurl, oim not gonna hurtya, its alroight...boy, this lil beautys getting riled, better leaver her alone...)
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    Steve got stung around the heart which killed him he was making a documentry on the great barrior reef. the part he was making What makes stingrays dangerouse.

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    wow, never thought he REALLY would die because of one dangerous animal...life is cruel.

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    Sad, loved the guy, damn funny and really interesting shows... but a stingray???? wtf thought it would be a snake or a croc ...

    rip and condolence to the family.
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    no fucking way! not steve irwin man. crappy strap jocks!

    I really feel bad for his family, especially his wife, not something i'd wanna come home too

    rest in peace Croc hunter, i loved your antics man.


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    Oh wow...that's deep...I honestly didn't expect him a death by stingray. I thought he'd go out how he came in, via croc.

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    it is sad to think that many people will only truly appreciate him now that he is gone. You can say all you want about dangling babies and seeming a fool, but Steve was one of the very greatest contributors toward conservation, education and awareness that not only Australia, but the world has seen. He was never afraid to speak his mind or stand up for something he was passionate about, and never cared that people might not think he was cool because of who he was or how he came across.

    He made millions of dollars, but stayed in the same house he'd always lived in. He didn't drive a fancy car or buy expensive clothes. Steve spent his millions on buying forest and bushland so that it could never be harmed. He cared only about exposing people to the world around them, educating people about nature and imparting his enthusiasm and love for animals and the environment in the hope that it might rub off on others.

    I wont forget the episode of "The Crocodile Hunter" where Steve spent hours wandering burnt bushland picking up tiny little lizzards and moving them away from the fire. It was near futility, but he kept trying in spite of it.

    He was a man of passion, conviction and kindness and the world is a better place for having known him.

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    He's my hero! The Australian Superman with Khakis. Rest In Peace Steve...

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    God bless a great human being.

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    Always loved him. The worlds sucks a little bit more now...

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    I actually feel really sad to hear this news, his shows are often aired here in NZ and I just feel really weird to learn that he died.

    And this news link didn't help
    RIP crock hunter

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