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Remembering Steve Irwin

By Andrew Pollack on 09/05/2006 at 09:13 PM EDT

Steve Irwin, aka "Croc Hunter" died in a freak accident while filming a "soft" segment for a kids show. Listening to an interview with his friend and partner on CNN, it seems that the segment was just a bit of light film to be used for the kids show -- not even a part of what they were working on for the documentary they were filming. Apparently, Irwin had been cooped up inside the boat during bad weather for two days. According to the friend, Irwin "didn't do well" being cooped up indoors.

Stingrays are usually not nearly as dangerous as the snakes and other animals he works worth. Most injuries of this nature do not cause the patient long term problems. Only the rare event of such a barb in the chest or abdomen have been known to be a serious risk. It is quite common for tourists to swim with and even feed stingrays.

A lot of people, myself included, criticized Irwin for taking unnecessary chances and showing too little respect for the danger of the kinds of animals he worked with -- many of which were extremely dangerous.

I'd like to put aside any of those criticisms for a minute and simply respect the man for his love of the outdoors and the irresistible way he shared that with the rest of us. By all accounts, Steve Irwin was the same man off camera that you saw in his on screen work -- just too big a personality to stay indoors.

Steve Irwin will be missed by children and adults all over the world.

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My own thoughts on this are...By Surendra on 09/06/2006 at 08:20 PM EDT
He was a brave person. I pray to God for giving strength to his family to cope
with this incident. May his sould rest in peace.
steve irwinBy cheistine on 04/26/2007 at 04:26 PM EDT
i love the crocodile hunter. i really do miss steve i rember
him caching crocs.

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