Monday, September 04, 2006

Crikey! Steve Irwin Is Dead

The Sydney Morning Herald reports that Steve Irwin, known as The Crocodile Hunter was killed by a stingray while filming off of Queensland.

To think, after all of the crocodiles and snakes he's handled that he gets whacked by a stingray.

I always thought the guy was a bit irritating and I've heard Aussies complain that he was a ridiculous caricature of the typical Aussie, his shows were fascinating in the way that you really saw these animals close up, you learned a lot about them and he didn't drone on like the old Wild Kingdom TV show did.

He lived a dangerous life and it got him killed. Probably not in the way he thought it would happen but at least he died doing what he loved doing. It's just too bad that he had to leave a family behind.