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Yes... this makes Michael Jackson hangin' his baby over a ledge look mild. 11 22.45%
Eh... yea but no more than what jacko did. 21 42.86%
Nah... he's an expert, he knew what he was doing. 17 34.69%
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Old 01-03-2004, 02:18 AM   #16
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Crikey! He actually had another kid. I was surprised he managed to have one, considering how many times he's been hit down under.

He had pictures of the first one and a boa constrictor too, she's managed to survive into childhood, so I guess he's doing ok.
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Old 01-03-2004, 02:18 AM   #17
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Old 01-03-2004, 02:20 AM   #18
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I should probably add that I do think Steve Irwin is a bit simple.
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Old 01-03-2004, 03:16 AM   #19
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It's only a matter of time before he gets eaten by something.
No shit huh!!

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I was surprised he managed to have one, considering how many times he's been hit down under.
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Old 01-03-2004, 05:51 AM   #20
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We put ourselves and our kids in willing and knowing danger all the time, yet its funny what we pick out as foolhardy.
yeah, I don't think chances of anything happening here are larger than the chance of a child falling down some stairs etc etc


Steve is a weirdo, but he seems to know what he's doing
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the tiger didn't lunge at roy... the tiger dragged roy to safety because it thought roy was in danger. even sigfried has said that... if that tiger wanted to harm roy, he'd be dead right now.

steve irwin's a professional... no one knows those animals better than he does. it looks worse than it really was... IMO

michael jackson isn't a professional baby hung over the railing-er just a professional boy toucher
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Old 01-03-2004, 02:07 PM   #22
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No - he has long-time experience with crocodiles and had everything under control IMO. (of course, "don't try this at home" rule applies)

On the other hand, if you (the unqailified everyday person) try to hug or mess with a wild animal in some way in the wild (or even the zoo), don't be surprised if it gets dangerous.
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i just watched the video and i felt sick just watching him put the baby down while the crocodile looked on. i dont think he should have taken the baby in there.
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Are all the "down-unders" lunatics or just the celebrities??????
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Steve has responded to this by saying his children will be growing up at the Zoo, so he thinks he was only starting young Bob on his path to being able to live safely with the creatures.
I don't think I agree with you there Steve.
That situation was too dangerous, just one slip in that wet area could have meant tiny fragile Bob could have been injured, if not by the croc then by being dropped or fallen upon. I was disturbed by the lack of support for Bob's neck too. Babies are relatively tough ( thank goodness) but he didn't seem to be given much regard by his dad at that moment. Steve was showing-off, using his son as a prop I was going to say it was a spur of the moment thing...but it wasn't. Mrs steve was waiting in the wings with Bob ready to hand him to his dad. Obviously , steve is a very experienced animal handler and he knew that croc could be trusted more than others. I don't really know what age would be appropriate for children to begin working/performing in a place lie that.
They said on the news he is still up for nomination as "Australian of the Year"...don't suppose he's up for the "Father of the Year"

Are we "down-unders" or "down-underers"
lol...oh gosh I hope that one doesn't catch on.
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I will say YES so we can be free to also bash Jacko for the same thing without being called racist
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Are all the "down-unders" lunatics or just the celebrities??????
Celebrities - plural? You think we have more than one weirdo celebrity here? I dont know who is famous internationally.
Kylie - shes just annoying.
Nicole Kidman - ditto
Elle MacPherson - who cares

Thats about it really isnt it? Oh, maybe Savage Farting? And Steve so that makes one weirdo in 5. So on the basis of my dodgy analysis I would say that MORE of the general population of Australia are weirdos then just the celebrities.
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While any of us who are not comfortable with crocs or many wild animals would all agree its a situation you dont take a risk with, I'd guess if that croc was going to lunge and attack, he would have instantly put himself between the croc and his son. He couldn't really ever do much to stop a wild animal attacking, but he could stop his son being the victim.
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He says he wants Bob to get acquainted with living with animals.

Too bad he's a little rusty on child psychology. A one month old child has no critical thinking processes, and therefore has learned nothing here. It was a frivolous publicity stunt, not some sort of educational experience.
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