how many doezens of programs have we seen where people are swimming with these gentle creatures with no problems at all,judging by the way he had to **** off every dangerous animal you can just imagine wot he was doing to provoke it,i think it serves him right,ya play with fire ya gonna get burnt
I think it's a shame for his wife and children, but he did used to have that annoying habit of poking sticks into holes to see what reaction he would get from whatever creature was residing in said hole.
I got the impression he was a showman first and the animals were definately a sideshow.
The stupidity he displayed when baiting up a seriously big croc whilst holding his 1 month old son is a good example of what I'm on about.
Having said that he probably got people interested in wildlife who wouldnt have been interested in the likes of David Attenborough etc.
Still it's not a bad way to go, doing something you love.
Having been diagnosed with cancer last November, thats a luxury I probably won't get to enjoy.
Still, can't grumble, I'm in remission at the moment and feeling fine :lol:
Steve Irwins was a great loss here, although i wasnt a huge fan of his TV presentation early on, I as many australians grew to love him.
I live about 70kms from his zoo, which before he took it over from his dad was just a 2nd rate reptile farm. Every time i have been there it has doubled in size from the last. It is probably now one of the best family owned zoo's in australia.
See every cent that steve earnt went back into the zoo and to research never spent anything on himself. He did an emense amount of work behind the seens for fauna in australia and he was very passionate about his work. the man you see on tv isnt far removed from what he was like in real life. It was a great tragedy and he will be sadly missed.
Also Peter Brock died this week he also will be sadly missed. Peter was australias best domestic racing car driver winning Bathurst 1000 endurance race 9 times and numorous other races. He to did a lot of work behind the seens.
Australia mourned the loss of two great legends this week.