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    Re: Breaking News: "Croc Hunter" Steve Irwin dead

    Despite the fact he dealt with dangerous animals all the time, I was shocked and saddened to hear about this. At least he died doing something he loved I suppose but It's his wife and kids I really feel for.

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    Re: Breaking News: "Croc Hunter" Steve Irwin dead

    That's sad, but I'm suprised it didn't happen sooner.

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    Re: Breaking News: "Croc Hunter" Steve Irwin dead

    May God bless his family hopefully they show re-runs for a long time I do not know how to expain to my 4 and 5 year old boys that he died, his show was one of their favorites

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    Re: Breaking News: "Croc Hunter" Steve Irwin dead

    You can only tempt fate so many times. I liked the guy and his shows, but sometimes discretion is the better part of valor.

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    Re: Breaking News: "Croc Hunter" Steve Irwin dead

    Being a diver myself, and having dove in the waters of Asia and Southeast Asia, one thing you learn very fast is with every dive there a certain dangers involved with the marine life you dive with..



    There are a number of marine life spiecies you don't want to get to close to, but just observe from a distance.....One of them is the Larger Familys of Stingrays...



    I've seen my share of some very large Stingrays during my dives in the Philippines and elswhere, but I have never tried to touch one or get to close.
    There are some Rays that are harmless to humans, but some are very deadly if provocked or belive they are being threatened..




    Here is a little write up I just read..





    The stingray barb that struck Steve Irwin would have been as deadly as a rifle bayonet driven into one of his vital organs, Australian wildlife filmmaker David Ireland said on Monday.

    Mr Ireland, sometimes referred to as "the original crocodile man" and a world-renowned wildlife cameraman and film producer, said he was shocked and saddened to hear of Mr Irwin's death.

    Mr Irwin, 44, was killed by a stingray barb through the chest while diving off Port Douglas in north Queensland, and it's thought likely he died from cardiac arrest.

    Mr Ireland said while he had never met his fellow wildlife movie maker, they had a mutual respect which was shared among the handful of people in the world who worked "close up" with wild animals.

    "What happened today is just an absolute shock," a shaken Mr Ireland told Southern Cross Broadcasting.

    "There are not very many of us who work in the wilderness with wild animals; you could probably count us on two hands, there are probably only 10 of us in the world.

    "Working with them the way the way we do things can go very wrong."

    Mr Ireland said he had done a film a few years ago on stingrays, "hand-feeding them and all sorts of things, always trying to highlight that in all our moves there's a very real danger".

    "I don't want to go into this because I'm thinking of his family and what they must be going through, but they (stingrays) are very dangerous.

    "They have one or two barbs in the tails which are not only coated in toxic material but are also like a bayonet, like a bayonet on a rifle.

    "If it hits any vital organs it's as deadly as a bayonet."

    Mr Ireland said he had made the documentary on stingrays to show they were disappearing and "the problems they have surviving in the modern world".

    "We get really close to them and show how they perform, but in one of the scenes I actually pushed one up into shallow water to make it strike to show how deadly they are," Mr Ireland said.



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    Re: Breaking News: "Croc Hunter" Steve Irwin dead

    Wow man, my friend called tis morning to tell me..he was a good guy.I even watched his show somtimes for a good laugh just to listen to him.Rest In Peace Steve you will be missed!

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    Re: Breaking News: "Croc Hunter" Steve Irwin dead

    i was shocked to read this. i am surpized it didnt happen earlier w/ like a snake or croc. i feel so bad for his wife and young kids. RIP Steve
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    Re: Breaking News: "Croc Hunter" Steve Irwin dead

    So sorry to hear about the trajedy.
    I know his family will miss him, but he died doing what he loved.
    God be with his wife and kids.
    Its better to lose the first game than the last one.

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    Re: Breaking News: "Croc Hunter" Steve Irwin dead

    This is really a bummer. He was such a cool guy.

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    Re: Breaking News: "Croc Hunter" Steve Irwin dead

    He was such a cool guy. I enjoyed getting a good laugh! I am just grateful he didn't pass away before this though.

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