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Old 09-04-2006, 01:20 PM   #21
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When I first read about it, I was hoping it was a joke. But after reading a little further, it was painfully clear that it was real. I am shocked over this.... and amazed. Such a devistating loss to animal conservation. And such an enjoyable person to watch. The passion he had for animals and the welfare of animals was unmatched.
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Old 09-04-2006, 03:30 PM   #22
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I'm so upset. I've seen so many episodes of Crocidile hunter and Croc Files.
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Old 09-04-2006, 03:44 PM   #23
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HORRIBLE!!! I feel so bad for his beautiful wife!! Such a young and loving couple and family. He lived his life doing what he loved, though. How many people can say that?
God rest his soul.
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Old 09-04-2006, 04:27 PM   #24
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This man lived the life he's known since he was a kid. The Gods took him in an undeniably unforseenable way. The ray that got him wasn't considered deadly without a freak event. The ray, had it hit him anywhere else, would not have killed him.

I had a friend who worked at Sea World with the killer whales. He loved, them, respected them, treated them better than anything, one day, one of the whales went nuts and bit him and pulled him under. Luckily, he survived with just a bite. He was back at work a couple weeks later.

Freak accidents happen. Dale Earnhardt, Adam Petty, Kevin Smith, are just three that pop to mind when it comes to unexpected circumstances taking lives. Steve Irwin wasn't doing anything wrong this time, fate just decided it was his time.
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Old 09-04-2006, 05:38 PM   #25
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I read that his wife didn't even know about it because she was hiking in the wilds of Tanzania.

The world has lost a great conservationist and a great teacher and entertainer. He made learning fun.

Such a tragedy...bless his family.
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Old 09-04-2006, 05:57 PM   #26
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can anyone take his place???
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Old 09-05-2006, 12:24 AM   #27
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would anyone be dumb or arrogant enough to?

believe me, i know arrogance.

i dunno, i guess i just see this differently than most. yes, he lived his life the way he wanted. but any decent man stops doing that the second he gets married and has kids. they come first. period!

yes, he was a tremendous showman.
educator? yes and no.
the yes part is obvious.
but, do you really think telling children around the world that he has full control of a situation while face to face with a 13 foot prehistoric reptillian predator while holding your infant in one hand, and it's food in the other is education? sure, if you want to lose a few students as they try their hand at it. i've been face to face with far less dangerous animals, and believe me, humans haven't survived or evolved due to their physical prowess. we're intelligent omnivores, but are at the mercy of nature for the most part. in this, he was extremely arrogant.

the real loss here is in his efforts of conservation, and the loss to his wife and kids. now they get to grow up without their daddy, and worse, constantly hearing about how great he was.

in one interview, he mentioned that he would never do anything to hurt his kids. he was very dramatic saying that you could take his businesses away, his zoo, all of his money, but his kids were his first concern.
i guess not. they've just lost half of their world.

in 10 years, i'll bet they wish dad was just a zookeeper, not a daredevil.

it is a sad day for them, and i hope no one even tries to replicate his unbelievable stupidity.

if you don't believe me, stop watching tv and get out into the wilderness, and tell me you're in control.

ok, enough lecture.

r.i.p. steve. i hope your conservationist legacy is what lives on.
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Old 09-05-2006, 12:49 AM   #28
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I will miss Steve, I rather thought of him as a Friend. He will be missed. I will be praying for his Wife and Children.

Jeff Corwin is in Steve's Mold.
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Old 09-05-2006, 02:08 AM   #29
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pray for steve irwin's family

Such a tragic and unusual event. Of all people for it to happen to! People usually survive stingrays, but for it to be throught the heart....leading to death....and it happened to this notriously animal braveheart. Unusual, weird and certainly tragic for his family. Let us pray for the peace, restoration and healing of his family, in Jesus' name.
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Old 09-05-2006, 03:01 AM   #30
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[quote=Half Baked]I read that his wife didn't even know about it because she was hiking in the wilds of Tanzania.


She was in Tasmania which is another state in Australia!
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