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Old 09-04-2006, 01:04 PM   #91
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I posted this on another msg board where some Australians were a little less sympathetic. I might as well express my feelings here too

He was respected through the world, and even if you don't like the methods he used, he certainly raised awareness of animals that may have only had a bad rep, and also of a country that most people will never be lucky enough to visit in person. He was a good guy, who didn't mean/intend any harm, he was always so enthusiastic about everything he did that it was infectious. He was a great ambassador for Australia, wildlife & conservationism. It saddens me to think of the young kids who will grow up without the resources of this fantastic educator, who inspired interest in zoology, and a love of nature in so many people around the world today. I hope he passed enough of that love of nature on to his children that they will be able to overcome the manner in which he died, and see it as he died doing something he loved, in the pursuit of furthering knowledge. I don't think you could mention his name or "Croc Hunter" without people around the world immediately conjuring up an image of a larger than life person, with a love, and passion for what he did that few people ever experience. That he met his wife through his work, and he was lucky enough to be able to combine his love for his family and his work was great. He was an inpsiration to many, and will be sadly missed by myself and countless others. Australia and the animal kingdom, you have lost a hero to many (though not all.) Thoughts and prayers go to his family, and his organizations, which are probably also devasted by this loss.


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Crikey, indeed. I loved Steve when I was a kid. He was such a fun guy to watch. His antics began to irritate me as I grew older and I stopped watching his show, but I still respected him for all his work. I'll never forget the episode of Crocodile Hunter when he openly wept over a beached whale. He was a great guy who loved animals, despite the way he prodded around with them on TV. He did so much for Australia, as well as the rest of the world.

Rest in peace, Steve. Hope there's plenty of critters for you to study up there...
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I posted this on another msg board where some Australians were a little less sympathetic. I might as well express my feelings here too

He was respected through the world, and even if you don't like the methods he used, he certainly raised awareness of animals that may have only had a bad rep, and also of a country that most people will never be lucky enough to visit in person. He was a good guy, who didn't mean/intend any harm, he was always so enthusiastic about everything he did that it was infectious. He was a great ambassador for Australia, wildlife & conservationism. It saddens me to think of the young kids who will grow up without the resources of this fantastic educator, who inspired interest in zoology, and a love of nature in so many people around the world today. I hope he passed enough of that love of nature on to his children that they will be able to overcome the manner in which he died, and see it as he died doing something he loved, in the pursuit of furthering knowledge. I don't think you could mention his name or "Croc Hunter" without people around the world immediately conjuring up an image of a larger than life person, with a love, and passion for what he did that few people ever experience. That he met his wife through his work, and he was lucky enough to be able to combine his love for his family and his work was great. He was an inpsiration to many, and will be sadly missed by myself and countless others. Australia and the animal kingdom, you have lost a hero to many (though not all.) Thoughts and prayers go to his family, and his organizations, which are probably also devasted by this loss.




It's too bad people can be unsympathetic towards someone dying. On another website I go to, this poster laughed that he died. Meh
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I'm listening to Midnight Oil in memory of Steve.

(They're from Australia and they stood for the environment, too. It's the first thing I though of, OK.)

I think I'm going to do something for the environment as well.
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I couldn't quite believe it when I woke up and heard the news on the radio this morning. I'd been watching his show on TV only yesterday where he was training up some people to handle crocodiles and was thinking about how he has done so much to promote issues around the welfare of animals.

I also didn't realise that he was so well known around the world actually until I read this thread. He will be sadly missed.
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It was the first thing I saw on tv when I got up this morning. So sad. I used to love watching his show, too.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/5311298.stm




He was a lil wacky and a lil crazy, but god love him. Rest in peace, and thoughts to his wife and kids.
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Also I must confess I rather enjoyed the Crocodile Hunter movie (I even went to the theater to see it).



I can't believe it.
I went to watch this movie in theaters too
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this is devastating
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Hey guys, if you want to do something to honor Steve's fight for the environment and wildlife, visit these sites: www.theanimalrescuesite.com and www.therainforestsite.com .

There you can donate food to rescued animals and save part of the rainforest for free, simply by clicking a button.

God bless,

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Very sad . I didn't watch many of his nature specials (a little to hyper for me), but I used to love to watch the "Crocodile Hunter Diary" episodes - where they showed the day to day operations of the zoo.

I'd never heard of someone dying from a stingray barb before. I've heard of people getting stung on the leg or the foot after accidenlty stepping on one.

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His poor children.
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I posted this on another msg board where some Australians were a little less sympathetic. I might as well express my feelings here too
I totally agree....I posted a comment on I Am Bored...and this person posted an insenstive gif of Steve. A stingray passes him and he turns into a skeleton with the word PWN over it.

*Yes...this person is banned (I think) and the gif is gone*
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Wow, a stingray got him in the end, of all things.

Sad, sad story and from what I've read, he was a real force for the land-preservation movement as well as a devoted animal lover. Rest in peace.
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I'd never heard of someone dying from a stingray barb before. I've heard of people getting stung on the leg or the foot after accidenlty stepping on one.

Neither had I...

According to the article I posted from the BBC, only one other person ever has (in Austrailia at least). Back in the 1940's...

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