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Yes... this makes Michael Jackson hangin' his baby over a ledge look mild. 11 22.45%
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Old 01-02-2004, 09:53 PM   #1
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Stever Irwin gone too far?

So by now i'm sure most of you have seen pictures or video of the Crocodile Hunter feeding a croc with one hand while holding his 1-month old baby in the other. So what are your thoughts? Is it just as bad, or worse, than wacko jacko's baby dangling incident? or is it being blown out of proportion?

my personal opinion is that it looked bad, but this guy is one of the premiere experts on crocs and the like, and while it may have looked reckless, i doubt he would put his kid in a dangerous situation like that unless he knew he had it under control. that's just me... what about you?
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Old 01-02-2004, 10:20 PM   #2
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i don't know i have mixed feelings about it...sure he's an expert...but what if he'd slipped or something, or the crocodile lunged (like the tiger did at sigfried and roy)...one false move and the consequences could have been horrible. i don't think he should have done it.
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i don't know i have mixed feelings about it...sure he's an expert...but what if he'd slipped or something, or the crocodile lunged (like the tiger did at sigfried and roy)...one false move and the consequences could have been horrible. i don't think he should have done it.
Agreed.
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Yeah I like Steve.. I think he rides the edge successfully but I dont think he should have taken a 1 month old baby into a crocodile pit with him
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(like the tiger did at sigfried and roy)
it only lunged at roy.
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Its not something I would have done...and while I agree that he does know what he's doing, it made me VERY uncomfortable when he put the baby on the ground and did the little dance with him...that croc could have turned and lunged in a split second.
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Did I miss something?
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it only lunged at roy.
yes but the name of the show is "sigfried and roy". i meant like the tiger did at the sigfried and roy show.
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I've always presented this to my kids as the "What if" syndrome....

I've never been one to take chances; Steve takes a chance in doing what he's doing; so far so good but "what if"......
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Here's a video clip

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/3859536/
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I agree with ABEL on this one too. I just don't understand the point of putting your baby in this bizzare situation.
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I'd never put a one month old baby in this situation, nor would anyone I know. I don't care if he's an expert - wild animals are unpredictable, and you can never tell how they will react. It's reckless behaviour, and no better than what Jacko did, except that Irwin gets the benefit of the doubt since he's not, well, a lunatic.

I think the guy's whacked anyway. It's only a matter of time before he gets eaten by something.
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What he did was very dangerous but it's still wrong even if you put that aspect of it aside because he was using his one-month old baby for a publicity stunt and that ain't right.
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i don't think this is any worse than the michael jackson incident because in both cases the fathers knew what they were doing but still could've had their kids killed.

animals are dangerous creatures; just because steve knows them and can work safely with them doesn't mean the same thing applies to his one month old baby. given that he was dangling him about like a doll or something, the croc could've thought it was lunch or something.

regardless, at any given moment the crocodile could've lunged at the baby. one incident that comes to mind was this guy that would go up and hug bears and stuff, bears in the wild. all went fine without incident but because he never acted like they could kill him and didn't respect that, one time him and his girlfriend were camping and a wild bear attacked him. another bear ran after his girlfriend who was trying to run to their car. both were killed and it wasn't even necessary. i'm sure if he'd left the bears alone they'd both be alive today. steve should be lucky that nothing bad happened and never do this again, not until that kid is an adult and has decided to follow in daddy's footsteps.
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We seem to have a real problem with this kind of thing because it is out of the ordinary and very real and apparent danger. Yet with more unknown risks, we are comfortable. We play an odds game. We put ourselves and our kids in willing and knowing danger all the time, yet its funny what we pick out as foolhardy.
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