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kerryclair
09-04-2006, 01:13 AM
What a terrible shame.
I can not believe he was killed by a Stingray of all things.
My goodness.
This is so terribly sad.

Arazante
09-04-2006, 02:04 AM
It makes me mad I'm seeing people use this for a laughter or to even go as far to say he deserved it. We sure do live in shitty times when I see people are happy about this. The man never did anything wrong to anyone. I'm disgusted anyone would wish harm upon an innocent. I, for one, will truly miss him.

kerryclair
09-04-2006, 04:45 AM
Thankfully I have not seen that. I've read the comments on animalplanet.com and discovery and they have all been warm, affectionate and sympathetic.

His poor family.

ritabooker
09-04-2006, 10:18 AM
I recognize the name as one of the hosts of one of the animal shows, but I am confused about exactly who he was. Can you tell me which program he had?

SalemWitchChild
09-04-2006, 10:30 AM
He was the crocodile hunter. He's known for having close calls with dangerous animals.

tigger the turtle
09-04-2006, 11:47 AM
It`s really sad.
And why do people say that he deserved it?
He never hurt anyone or anything, he was just teaching people about animals.
I always watch his shows, They`re amazing!

SalemWitchChild
09-04-2006, 03:16 PM
It`s really sad.
And why do people say that he deserved it?
He never hurt anyone or anything, he was just teaching people about animals.
I always watch his shows, They`re amazing!

I have never heard anyone say he deserved it. Anyone that has is just being callous. However I think everyone can agree that it was expected at some time.. maybe not now. But if you mess with dangerous animals long enough there is bound to be an accident that is fatal. That is why they are called...dangerous.

Arazante
09-04-2006, 09:04 PM
Well, I'm glad you guys haven't had to deal with the brats that say such things. That's what happens when I go to certain messageboards or websites.

countrychic10
09-04-2006, 09:09 PM
Woah! Okay I'm out on the loop aparently? Where can i find info on this? It is so terrible! My 3 year old loves his shows!! :(

Arazante
09-04-2006, 11:44 PM
The only thing you're out of the loop with is how disrespectful our youth is. I've seen it on message boards and I was even told by a younger friend her entire class laughed when it was announced through the PA system. I try not to think of them.

I'm glad Animal Planet has been playing tribute videos to him all day.

kerryclair
09-05-2006, 12:11 AM
http://animal.discovery.com/

or

http://www.crocodilehunter.com/

or just do a google news search - coverage is everywhere.

ritabooker
09-05-2006, 09:40 AM
Now that I know who he was, I have to agree with SalemWithchChild...I saw his show a couple of times, years ago, and it seemed inevitable that he would die on the job.

I do not think that he "deserved it". He was an educator for kids about animal habitat, and he was anti-whaling and sealing. He was an advocate for all animals, and I respect that. We have lost a positive influence.

As for the class members who laughed when their teacher made the announcement:...don't know what to think...if our young people are so desensitized to loss of a life, we have trouble ahead.

celtechfarms
09-07-2006, 11:02 AM
Its a sad loss for all of those of us who are fighting to educate people on the need for people to realise its not the animals its the humans who make the mistakes. He will be sorely missed and I can only hope they finish his final show that he was taping as a tribute to all the good work he has done over these last few years.

SalemWitchChild
09-07-2006, 05:38 PM
Its a sad loss for all of those of us who are fighting to educate people on the need for people to realise its not the animals its the humans who make the mistakes. He will be sorely missed and I can only hope they finish his final show that he was taping as a tribute to all the good work he has done over these last few years.

Actually I hope his wife takes over and continue's the show. But maybe it would be best since she has two small ones to not continue.. I can see personal reasons why not.. but it would be great if she could still continue the message her husband worked so hard to send..but still safer... :)

celtechfarms
09-08-2006, 07:54 AM
She was a wild life conservationist in the USA, alot of work with big cats, not so much with crocs, I'm sure she will do all she can to keep his dream alive.

Arazante
09-08-2006, 08:11 AM
I read that Steve Irwin got his knowledge and training from his dad. Hopefully his son will continue the family tradition and passionate animal-loving.

Milly
09-13-2006, 03:28 AM
The breakthrough with my foster boy and our relationship was watching Steve Irwin on TV. We loved him and mourned together.

kerryclair
09-18-2006, 01:25 AM
An interesting day at the Rainbow Bridge.

Rainbow Bridge is a place of both peace and anticipation as departed
pets await their beloved owners. There are plenty of things to keep
them contented while they wait: trees you can't get stuck in, endless
meadows, splashing streams, thickets perfect to hide in for
pounce-attack games.

But one day the residents noticed some rather...unusual newcomers arrive.

The koalas and the kangaroos slipped in rather quietly, but then came
the bearded dragons, the skinks and the goannas. The influx of snakes
startled an entire family of cats up a tree. Pythons, cobras, tiger
snakes, brown snakes and even fierce snakes. There were so many at one
point, it seemed the ground itself was alive with writhing. A burly
wombat shouldered his way through the crowd and plopped down in a
shady spot, barely missing a Jack Russell terrier who yapped
indignantly as he abandoned his position.

And then the crocodiles showed up.

Finally, a Great Dane managed to get up enough nerve to approach one
of the reptillian giants.

"Um....excuse me," he said hesitantly. "But why are you all here?"

The croc dropped her jaw and laughed. "Same as you, mate," she said.
"Waitin' for someone who loved us."

The dogs, cats, gerbils and other "typical pets" looked at each other
in confusion, then at the plethora of weird, ugly and downright deadly
creatures assembled. Who on Earth could possibly love some of those
faces?

"I see him!" shouted a green mamba from his vantage point in one of
the trees. A cacophony of squeeks, hisses, bellows and roars erupted
as the mob surged forward toward a lone human walking across the field
toward the bridge. The other animals managed to catch a glimpse of him
before he was overwhelmed by the crowd.

"CRIKEY!" he shouted joyously right before he was bowled over by the
wombat.

"Well I'll be," said a Persian as she tidied up her fur. "It's that
Aussie my human liked to watch on TV. Had to be the craziest human on
the whole planet."

"Oh, please," remarked a echidna as he hurried by. "Is it really that
crazy to passionately love something God made?"

ritabooker
09-18-2006, 11:50 AM
No, it's not really that crazy.

tigger the turtle
09-18-2006, 04:05 PM
That`s really nice!

celtechfarms
09-19-2006, 02:36 PM
The last few days have been hard for me, a loss in our family, human loss, this really touched me Kerry, thanks.

kerryclair
09-19-2006, 06:04 PM
I'm so sorry for your loss Celt....are you ok?
Grief is such a debilitating emotion and it just sucks so much from you.

Please feel free to talk if you like and get it out...

justbudgies
09-20-2006, 04:22 AM
its terrible as is any loss of lirfe. But when you put yourself in danger on a daily basis as he has done you have to expect such things to happen. :roll:

Milly
09-22-2006, 12:14 AM
That is lovely and a very fitting tribute. X