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    Filed at 9:17 am under by COD

    Steve Irwin, aka The Crocodile Hunter, was killed while filming yesterday. Surprisingly, it wasn’t a croc, or a snake, that got him. A stingray barb pierced his heart. What a freak accident. Stingrays are generally docile, most us us have probably petted one at an aquarium.

    3 Responses to “Crikey!”

    Comment by
    September 4th, 2006
    at 5:50 pm

    I am totally freaked out by this one. The worst damage I have associated with a stingray is 15 stitches to a foot that my uncle got for stepping on one at beach on the Gulf of Mexico.

    I’m also sorta freaked out over the amount of general cruelty and meanness surrounding his death. Wikipedia was vandalized with messages, there are several blogs with “Haha” type messages. A heck of a lot of schadenfreude going on. 🙁

    He was passionate about his work, I think that appealed to children quite a lot because he always seemed like that day and that show was the most exciting one he’d ever done. He will be missed.

    Comment by
    September 4th, 2006
    at 7:56 pm

    Our children were deeply saddened by his death as well. We actually had a death in our family this past week, and this morning my 8yo said “First Uncle ***, now the Crocodile Hunter…..who’s next?!?!”

    Love the guy, hate the guy, he still did a great deal for the animal world, educating children & adults alike…and had a passion for his work. You have to respect that. He was also a father to two children that lost their Daddy this weekend.

    Comment by
    September 5th, 2006
    at 3:00 pm

    “Another thing that has gotten on my nerves is the Christian message boards that have doomed his soul to hell.”

    Are you serious? Are these people idiots? And they wonder why people hate Christians. I would hate to be in their shoes when they finally come face to face with God and have to account for that one.

    On a brighter note, a couple of weeks ago, my neighbors were in Virginia (ironically visiting some friends who are starting a new ministry) and my neighbor and his friend were cornered by a rattle snake. He actually used things he learned from watching the Crocodile Hunter to safely get out of the situation. I thought that was pretty neat.