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Old 4th September 2006, 18:15   #16
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My fav show on tv! RIP steve.
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though it's sad that he died.. I didnt really agree with the way this guy went and irritated the animals
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He was a wonderful character, he was a passionate environmentalist, he brought joy and entertainment, he was unique and different....
As with the case of JC, he too had his bunch of fans and haters. Controversies chased him, just like he chased those reptiles.

But he was one of a kind and refreshingly different - even in death. The incident was only the second known Australian fatality from a stingray attack....
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Old 4th September 2006, 19:48   #18
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I have watched quite a few of Steve's shows and I admired not only his guts but also his love for animals. I wonder why he was called "Croc hunter"-- he never believed in killing animals, otherwise he wouldn't be aired on channels like Discovery or National Geographic. Very sad news -- there are so few of his type and far too many animal-haters in today's world.
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Normally the sting of a stingray does not prove lethal...it stung somewhere near steve's heart killing him before paramedics rushed in with choppers...hes a character im gonna really miss:(
A real loss to the Aminal kingdom.
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i always enjoyed watching his shows..... always educated people about wildlife... will miss his shows
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Old 4th September 2006, 20:00   #21
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RIP Steve

You will always be remembered as a man who took crocodiles for a ride everytime they were tempted.

You were a good man
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Old 4th September 2006, 20:14   #22
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We'll miss you Steve :'(
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WHOA ... Didnt think this thread wud create so many posts ..... seems there is a whole lot of us who enjoyed his antics with those huge ugly & dangerous creatures . !!! And yes, his act of taking his lil son for a walk while feeding the huge creatures did ruffle a few feathers ... but I guess it also got him a few more admirers .

But he did luv the animals with a passion .... it reflected in his actions ..

Lets wait and see who takes his place ???

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That's so sad to hear abt .....
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Old 4th September 2006, 22:38   #25
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..... seems there is a whole lot of us who enjoyed his antics with those huge ugly & dangerous creatures . !!! [...]

But he did luv the animals with a passion .... it reflected in his actions ..
Just recently saw a TV program (Discovery or National Geographic) about how farmers in Australia have massacred wild coyotes by the tens of thousands. Their crime? Stealing the odd chicken or sheep from the farmers. Makes me wonder -- just what are these poor animals supposed to do when humans encroach upon their territory and destroy their habitat and natural prey? Steve Irwin campaigned against this sort of mindless killing of innocent animals. Many may not have liked his methods -- but his "teasing" or "disturbing" animals was for the purpose of publicising a good cause, i.e., to make people lose their irrational fear and hatred of animals and to help them to develop a love for nature.

As I said, his absence will be severely felt -- wonder how many more animals are going to be brutally massacred -- I am sure they would have preferred to have been "teased" by Steve instead. My personal sympathies are completely with Steve --the more we destroy Nature, the more we are destroying ourselves. Mother Nature will sooner or later make us humans pay the ultimate price for our unforgivable crimes.
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been watchin him since i was prolly 10... this is saddening...

RIP steve..
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the response most aussies had today was....


CRICKEY!!!!!!!!!!!( irwins fav punch line....)

i alwaays expected crocodile dundee to die before steve irwin....
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It indeed was a shocking news...... I just couldn't believe it... It is a great loss to mankind.............
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damn, its a really sad thing to happen ....
Have always enjoyed watching his shows and will surely miss them.


Rest in peace, the croc hunter..
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He is a legend !
R.I.P Steve !

http://www.csmonitor.com/2006/0905/p12s01-woap.html
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