• All Purchases made this month instantly go into the draw to win a USD $ 100.00 credit to your HoP account.
 

Forums > Social Discussion > Croc hunter Steve Irwin has died in an accident!

Login/Join to Participate
Page: 1...456
Ry
GOLD Member since Feb 2005

Ry

Gromit's Humble Squire
Location: Brisbane, Australia

Total posts: 4496
Posted:Breaking news..



http://au.news.yahoo.com/060904/2/10ebw.html
br>


http://au.news.yahoo.com/060904/23/10ebv.html
br>


Steve Irwin killed in stingray attack

By 7News

Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin has been killed in a stingray attack near Cairns on Australia's far north coast.

It was believed Irwin had been swimming off the coast of Cairns when he was stung.



"It is understood he was killed by a sting-ray barb that went through his chest," Brisbane's Courier Mail reported this afternoon.



Irwin was best known for his documentary series "The Crocodile Hunter".



He was born in Victoria and found his love of animals after following in his father's footsteps, volunteering his services to the Queensland Government's East Coast Crocodile Management program.



He spent years living on his own in the mosquito infested creeks, rivers and mangroves of North Queensland, catching huge crocodiles single-handed.



In June 1992, he married American Terri Raines after they met when she visited Irwin's Australia Zoo.



The 44-year-old is survived by his wife and two children, Bindi and Robert.



Delete Topic

Neon_Shaolin
GOLD Member since Jul 2005

Neon_Shaolin

hehe, 'Member' huhuh
Location: Behind you. With Jam

Total posts: 6120
Posted:Hope those idiots realise that their actions are both reactionary and ultimately disrespectful to the memory of Steve Irwin who spent his life trying to preserve wildlife whilst still (admittedly sensationally) pointing out the dangers of such creatures. frown

It may be jumping the gun to assumed the death of the stingray are linked but it's too closely linked to be a coincidence. Seems more likely that this was just an exucse for people to fuel their own bloodlusts instead of actual retribution. angry

It kind of reminds me of Peter Benchley who wrote the original novel 'JAWS' who said he regretted writing the book the way he did as the book and the resultant film has played a hand in driving the Great White Shark to to near extinction.


"I used to want to change the world, now I just wanna leave the room with a little dignity..." - Lotus Weinstock

Delete

Basstones
GOLD Member since Mar 2006

Basstones

Do you do the poiz?
Location: Brisbane

Total posts: 530
Posted:I heard on the radio this morning that this wasnt a case of people mutilating them for that sake. They dont condone it but it has been happening for years, apparently fisherman cut off the tails to avoid being stung when unhooking them

"In the end there is only fire and a waterfall"

Delete

Moka
GOLD Member since Jul 2005

Moka

is a medium/large scary man
Location: Victoria, Australia, Earth, Mi...

Total posts: 420
Posted:It's true... I've caught a stingray (Accidentally) before, and I'll tell you now a shark is easy to catch compared to one of those things... You put 'em on the deck, beat 'em with an axe handle, and then lop their barb off before they can get you...

But yes... There has been a surge of them recently...


Contact juggling was invented by dung beetles.

Delete

jo_rhymes
SILVER Member since Apr 2005

jo_rhymes

Momma Bear
Location: Telford, Shrops

Total posts: 4525
Posted:It's made me so angry than people have been "seeking revenge" on these creatures.
The Stingray which killed Steve Irwin was protecting itself, it was a defence mechanism.
The whole point Steve Irwin was making with his work was "wow! isn't nature amazing, and we should conserve it, and love it".
I think he'd be disgusted with these morons. I can't believe people can be that stupid frown


Hoppers are angels who lift us to our feet when our wings have trouble remembering how to fly.

Delete

pixiejester
GOLD Member since Jun 2006

pixiejester

Member
Location: South England/Wiltshire

Total posts: 57
Posted:I agree Jo, if they're meant to be fans of his, then why are they undoing everything he worked for. It's crazy.

It could be worse - we could all have normal jobs.

If nobodies perfect, then I'm nobody.

Delete

boobookittyfudge
GOLD Member since Sep 2005

boobookittyfudge

sneaky little kitty
Location: Missouri

Total posts: 251
Posted:hey, Steve's memorial will be on Animal Planet tonight for anyone who is interested. it is on here at 8pm tonight (tuesday) Central time in USA.

you want the truth? you can't handle the truth!

mmmmm...cheesecake

Delete

pixiejester
GOLD Member since Jun 2006

pixiejester

Member
Location: South England/Wiltshire

Total posts: 57
Posted:yeah, it's going live in Aussie, USA and Asia, but not in UK, gonna have to wait to see it.

It could be worse - we could all have normal jobs.

If nobodies perfect, then I'm nobody.

Delete

pixiejester
GOLD Member since Jun 2006

pixiejester

Member
Location: South England/Wiltshire

Total posts: 57
Posted:I'm wrong, for anyone in the UK, it's on at middnight Animal Planet
EDITED_BY: pixiejester (1158700579)


It could be worse - we could all have normal jobs.

If nobodies perfect, then I'm nobody.

Delete

NYC


NYC

NYC
Location: NYC, NY, USA

Total posts: 9232
Posted:I'm jumping in on this late but I saw him in an interview a few year back. He was specifically expanding on the fact that he hated being called "The Crocidile Hunter" as he spent his life trying to SAVE and PRESERVE crocodiles. He hated even more being compared to "Crocodile Dundee" who WAS a crocodile hunter (even having croc skin boots which Steve would certainly never have had.)

I guess he never really escaped that incorrect label, even in death.


Well, shall we go?
Yes, let's go.
[They do not move.]

Delete

Neon_Shaolin
GOLD Member since Jul 2005

Neon_Shaolin

hehe, 'Member' huhuh
Location: Behind you. With Jam

Total posts: 6120
Posted:OK. This is sick.

My flatmate found on www.youtube.com several videos claiming to be Steve Irwin's death footage. I knew that none of them were because the video hasn't been released to the public as it was in the hands of the coroner and has probably since been burned like the Brandon Lee footage.

But the awful thing was the various videos were of stingrays swimming about then at the end there was a cue card that said something like 'to view full video long on to www.bloodmoney.com'

People making money out of the death of others. Sickening but Hollywood's been doing it for decades...


"I used to want to change the world, now I just wanna leave the room with a little dignity..." - Lotus Weinstock

Delete

alien_oddity


alien_oddity

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: in the trees

Total posts: 7193
Posted:
Non-Https Image Link


Delete

NYC


NYC

NYC
Location: NYC, NY, USA

Total posts: 9232
Posted:Well, if somebody's cashing in on his death...

at least it's only his daughter.


Well, shall we go?
Yes, let's go.
[They do not move.]

Delete

Gnor
BRONZE Member since Mar 2003

Gnor

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Perth

Total posts: 5814
Posted:They did Australian story on the Irwins last night and spoke of the Series Bindi was doing with her dad soon to be released. Was a bit sad to think there wont be more new footage. Bindi has the same zest and life that Steve had and will be a force to be reckoned with in her own right.
Terri though looked haunted. frown


Is it the Truth?
Is it Fair to all concerned?
Will it build Goodwill and Better Friendships?
Will it be Beneficial to all concerned?

Im in a lonely battle with the world with a fish to match the chip on my shoulder. Gnu in Binnu in a cnu

Delete

Stone
GOLD Member since Jun 2001

Stream Entrant
Location: Melbourne

Total posts: 2830
Posted:Steve who?

If we as members of the human race practice meditation, we can transcend our fear, despair, and forgetfulness. Meditation is not an escape. It is the courage to look at reality with mindfulness and concentration. Thich Nhat Hanh

Delete

Page: 1...456

Similar Topics

Using the keywords [croc hunter steve irwin died accident] we found the following similar topics.
1. Learn > Staff > Contact > The Steve *help/resource half steve basic contact roll  very useful to...
2. Forums > Croc hunter Steve Irwin has died in an accident! [164 replies]
3. Learn > Accidents > Fire Accidents > FIRE POI accident *help/resource to write in this article about my accident  or whether or not it was even...
4. Learn > Interviews > Pele > Fire Breathing Accident *help/resource hear about her own fire breathing accident please feel free to save a copy on...
5. Forums > steve martin is not racist [105 replies]

     Show more..