Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by huhwhat, Sep 4, 2006.
Did anyone else cry? I spent about ten minutes with tears streaming down my face when I first found out this morning.
He was one of the people who inspired me to start keeping various reptiles. I gained respect for the little(and big) scaly creatures through his documentaries.
That tribute didn't help either. Of course I was straining to keep back the tears. I remember that song from when my friend died too...
vey sad...and was talking about the guy just last night.... very sad
came pretty close! i spent the entire day frequently tearing up about it. i've been pretty unhappy through the day
Here are some more tributes
On the brighter side, he died doing what he loved, working with animals in an effort to educate those around him. I think I can speak for most in saying that I wish I could be the kind of man that he was, he lived life on the edge, but was a simple man who was always ready and willing to help out every thing that was less able than him, animals, plants and people. He was a great man and will be soarly missed.
I'm completedly speechless at his premature death, i never expected him to go this way. I really feel sorry for the family he left behind. Steve irwin is probably the reason i why i ever even got into herps....He will be missed, i never even got to meet him... we were going to go to australia in two years too.. I'm very upset at this giant loss to the herping community. R.I.P. Steve Irwin
I was shocked to hear this this morning! even though he did some dangerous things, I could not belive he was gone, and his family must be horrified! He had a daughter and sone> he was loved and he did cool things for the herp world. I wish his family the best and I am sure the world is sadened by this loss, I am in disbelief still....It is a terrible shame =(
He was a great conservationist. He did the animal world a great service. His kids will grow up knowing their dad was a great man. I'll miss his unique personality.
This is a tremendous loss especially for his poor family. But, as a few people have said, at least he died doing what he loved and not from something stupid like a plane crash or something.
Anyone watching "The Confessions.."? It's 2 years old, however..
Especially sad when they show his Daughter and her enthusiasm about her Father.
yes i was also watching that .so sad! i can't believe this i found this poem thought it was pretty cool!
written by 4theSNAKElady of bp.net
You owned and operated
The Australia zoo
Millions of animal lovers
Respected and admired you
You wrestled crocodiles
without fear or fright
And for the conservation of animals
You put up a fight.
Entertaining and educating
With passion and desire
Khaki shirts and shorts
Were you're only attire.
You got kicked, pooped on
Bitten and scratched
But that didn't stop you
From coming right back.
We'll never forget the words
"Little beauty", "crikey", and "rippa"
Or all the funny times
When a little snake bit ya.
Though you are gone
From an unfortunate misadventure
We will never forget you
As Crocodile Hunter we'll always remember.
I for one cannot believe he is gone. He was basically my only living hero. What a champion he was.
Well i for one am feeling really really sad about the loss of one of Australia's and the world's biggest reptile ambassadors
R.I.P Steve - reunited with your mum in heaven catching crocs over the rainbow bridge
Deepest condolences to Steve's family, friends and colleagues
GEEEZ, this is sooo sad and I still can't or don't want to believe it...I could cry =(
Just like Rich (You can tell we are FAMILY men, lol.) I first thought of his family, both kids so young, and from what I can tell so far, this "adventure" with the stingray was footage to be used on his new kids show he was doing with he daughter... He will ge greatly missed. I bet you all anything though, that there will be a feature in upcoming months reptiles magazine, they always do a tribute to anyone lost in the reptile world...
R.I.P. steve. You were a really good herpetologist.
RIP...he well not be forgotten and I hope his family is doing ok.
i was watching that too. Bindi's so cute its such a shame she and her brother are so young. sad.
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