Monday, September 04, 2006

Crocodile man reported dead

the SMH is today reporting that Steve Irwin has died filming underwater, "killed by a stingray barb that went through his chest". Crikey.

I'm saddened, especially because he did alot to promote conservation, but I can't say I'm suprised. How does one lament the passing of a man who with ADHD anticks simultaneously poked sticks at dangerous creatures and reinforced the stereotype of Australians being a pack of drongos in kaki shorts?


babyoog said...


Steve Irwin was practically a caricature of himself, and it seems remarkable that he lived as long as he did, with all the things he did.

Despite all this, it's shocking and sad for this Dicovery Channel junkie to know that he's gone.

Hamish and Leesha said...

So sad isn't it?
Not what you want to hear as you are driving down parramatta rd thats for sure.
It is now going to be a case of "where were you when you heard about Steve Irwin dying?"
At least he was doing what he loved.