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Old 09-05-2006, 05:35 AM   #31
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Originally Posted by Half Baked
I read that his wife didn't even know about it because she was hiking in the wilds of Tanzania.
http://www.news.com.au/mercury/story...59-921,00.html

http://www.parks.tas.gov.au/natparks/cradle/index.html

This is where she was, in my home state of Tasmania...........

I do have to spend half my life explaining why I don't look African.
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Old 09-05-2006, 10:07 AM   #32
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Sad news. I really enjoyed watching his programs and feel terrible for his family.
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Old 09-05-2006, 10:14 AM   #33
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My heart goes out to his love ones that are left behind. RIP Steve!
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Old 09-05-2006, 11:59 AM   #34
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I really did like him. At first I thought..."Okay this guy is nuts".
But then I saw he was just an enthusiast doing what he loved
to do more than life itself. My heart really goes out to his wife
Terri, and their kids Bindi, and Bob. He will be missed by millions.
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Old 09-05-2006, 12:23 PM   #35
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I'm sure Buckytom and I are in the minority opinionwise, but I have to agree with him This man took many foolish chances knowing the danger that lay ahead and knowing that he could be attacked at any time. The name of the show he was filming at the time of his death was "The Ocean's Deadliest." It proved right for him but what on earth did he expect? What are you thinking when you have a family and you put yourself in harm's way? . . Animals are unpredictable, he of all people should have known this.
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Old 09-05-2006, 12:56 PM   #36
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He did know this but honestly how many people think of stingray's as deadly ? Dangerous yes. Deadly, no.
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Old 09-05-2006, 01:03 PM   #37
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RIP. He was a man who did what he loved and knew what he was doing. This was definitely a freak accident.

I admire him a lot.
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Old 09-05-2006, 03:29 PM   #38
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When he met and married his wife, she knew the lifestyle he led. Do you think racecar drivers, stunt people in the movies, Blue Angel pilots, boxers etc, should never marry and have children? There are many dangers in the kitchen. LIFE is a gamble. IMO, I'm sick and tired of the press kicking a man when he's down.
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Old 09-05-2006, 04:20 PM   #39
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Gotta disagree with Bucky and Drama Queen on this one.

If we follow your logic, there would be no all-volunteer military service, no undercover cops, no miners, no firemen, etc. etc.

what do you say to the guys who eat/drink too much and live a sedentary life but sell insurance (on commission) for a living? Aren't their families in just as much danger?
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Old 09-05-2006, 05:49 PM   #40
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A friend of mine met Steve Irwin at the bar in Miami Airport. "JEEEZZ!! YOU'RE THE CROCODILE GUY!!! " He shouted, "WHAT A MIRACLE!!!"
Irwin was actually a little embarrassed.

He was a pretty shy, unassuming but extremely dedicated guy who adored working with wildlife. The fact he didn't do guinea pigs and little white mice, but poisonous snakes and prehistoric reptiles makes him all the more remarkable, to me. His TV personality was never arrogant - it was effusive, extravagant, eccentric; but never arrogant.He was very much aware of the risks and out to educate and/or warn us of Darwin's Theory...

As for the risk- taking; I'd far rather watch a Steve Irwin playing with 12ft crocodiles than one of those strange kiddies twisting in the air on a skateboard! Steve was an "original" X-Treme Sportsman...
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