Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin Dead

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  1. Seacowboys

    Seacowboys Senior Member Founding Member

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    Steve Irwin, right, and his wife Terri with a giant Galapagos land tortoise at the Australia Zoo.
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    Sept. 4: Famed "Crocodile Hunter" Steve Irwin was killed Monday by a stingray in Australia. NBC's Campbell Brown reports.
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    CAIRNS, Australia - Steve Irwin, the hugely popular Australian television personality and conservationist known as the “Crocodile Hunter,” was killed Monday by a stingray while filming off the Great Barrier Reef. He was 44.
    Irwin was at Batt Reef, off the remote coast of northeastern Queensland state, shooting a segment for a series called “Ocean’s Deadliest” when he swam too close to one of the animals, which have a poisonous bard on their tails, his friend and colleague John Stainton said.
    “He came on top of the stingray and the stingray’s barb went up and into his chest and put a hole into his heart,” said Stainton, who was on board Irwin’s boat at the time.
     
  2. CRC

    CRC Survivor of Tidal Waves | RIP 7-24-2015 Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Well...that jus suck$....Sail On Steve.......





    a stingray....hmmmph...foosed :(
     
  3. CRC

    CRC Survivor of Tidal Waves | RIP 7-24-2015 Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    From my friend in Australia..

    .In a paper there...


    she is in Newcastle....(and one of the very few women in Oz, fully trained on a Howitzer...)


    THE CROCODILES ARE CRYING

    Endless visions fill my head - this man - as large as life
    And instantly my heart mourns for his angels and his wife
    Because the way I see Steve Irwin - just put everything aside
    It comes back to his family - it comes back to his pride

    His animals inclusive - Crikey - light the place with love!
    Shine his star with everything he fought to rise above
    The crazy-man of Khaki from the day he left the pouch
    Living out his dream and in that classic 'Stevo' crouch

    Exploding forth with character and redefining cheek
    It's one thing to be honoured as a champion unique
    It's one thing to have microphones and spotlight cameras shoved
    It's another to be taken in and genuinely loved

    But that was where he had it right - I guess he always knew
    From his fathers' modest reptile park and then Australia Zoo
    We cringed at times and shook our heads - but true to natures call
    There was something very Irwin in the make up of us all

    Yes the more I care to think of it - the more he had it right
    If you're going to make a difference - make it big and make it
    bright!
    Yes - he was a lunatic! Yes - he went head first!
    But he made the world feel happy with his energetic burst

    A world so large and loyal that it's hard to comprehend
    I doubt we truly count the warmth until life meets an end
    To count it now I say a prayer with words of inspiration
    May the spotlight shine forever on his dream for conservation

    My daughter broke the news to me - my six year old in tears
    It was like she'd just turned old enough to show her honest fears
    I tried to make some sense of it but whilst her Dad was trying
    His little girl explained it best.she said "The crocodiles are
    crying"

    Their best mate's up in heaven now - the crocs up there are
    smiling!
    And as sure as flowers, poems and cards and memories are piling
    As sure as we'll continue with the trademarks of his spiel
    Of all the tributes worthy - he was rough.but he was real

    As sure as 'Crikey!' fills the sky
    I think we'll miss ya Steve.goodbye

    RUPERT McCALL 2006
     
  4. ricdoug

    ricdoug Monkey+++

    Mess with Mother Nature long enough and disaster is only impending. He went out doing what he enjoyed. Ric
     
  5. CRC

    CRC Survivor of Tidal Waves | RIP 7-24-2015 Moderator Emeritus Founding Member


    All very true.....but he is missed tremendously....and they are showing it the way they know how.....each in his/her own way.

    I hope someone says nice things about me when it's my time.....

    Heck, just living on a very small barrier island off the coast of Florida is what I love doing, and that , from June through November 1 is taking my life in my hands.....
     
  6. TailorMadeHell

    TailorMadeHell Lurking Shadow Creature

    I can see CRCs obit. 'She was here and now she's gone. Okay guys, now we split the bounty. Arr.' :D Kidding. It will possibly be shorter. :D

    As for the Croc Hunter, well he is possibly rolling in his grave that they didn't catch it on film and put it on tv. You know how he loved the camera.
     
  7. CRC

    CRC Survivor of Tidal Waves | RIP 7-24-2015 Moderator Emeritus Founding Member


    You need to read up quickly before the 19th....:eek:

    My treasure is "booty"...Not bounty..

    http://www.yarr.org.uk/talk/


    http://www.talklikeapirate.com/howto.html#advanced

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  8. TailorMadeHell

    TailorMadeHell Lurking Shadow Creature

    I know it is. Just didn't want to get smacked for talking 'bout your booty. :D
     
  9. Quigley_Sharps

    Quigley_Sharps The Badministrator Administrator Founding Member

  10. CRC

    CRC Survivor of Tidal Waves | RIP 7-24-2015 Moderator Emeritus Founding Member


    Not going to happen....We have a fantastic Pirate Club here...We're all about pillaging and plundering and I LOVE it!

    Hell, everything is this town is either "Pirates" or "Buccaneers"- from the PeeWee footbal team up to the High School.....

    The Mighty Mighty Pirates!:D

    Guess that's what happens in a seaport...that used to be one of the largest in North America....Port still has a thriving industry..and the first offshore shrimping was done here... We are literally surrounded by water....Island runs North and South....bordered by the Sea on one side and the Amelia River on the other..and I can look across and see Georgia and SWFLANT....(Strategic Weapons Facility, Atlantic) where they will neither confirm nor deny the presence of Nuclear Weapons..


    (except my ex husband used to buy them from Lockheed for the govt..) :rolleyes:

    And a plethora of stories about the pirates that used to be here...Great stories!

    Not to mention the oldest bar in Florida...The Palace Saloon...

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    Like the man says..."Yes I am a Pirate..200 yrs too late..The cannons don't thunder, there's nothing to plunder...I'm an over 40 victim of fate.."

    In my next life...;)
     
  11. ghostrider

    ghostrider Resident Poltergeist Founding Member

    I like your shirt, C, did you forget to do something about your hair that morning?
     
  12. CRC

    CRC Survivor of Tidal Waves | RIP 7-24-2015 Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Tommy Bahama Shirt....

    Must of forgot to put my hair on...oh well.
     
  13. ghostrider

    ghostrider Resident Poltergeist Founding Member

    I guess if I had read your sig line, I wouldn't have had to ask.
     
  14. CRC

    CRC Survivor of Tidal Waves | RIP 7-24-2015 Moderator Emeritus Founding Member



    Aarrrgh!

    Avast wastin me time reading unless it's something worth putting in the box..you horn swoggling scurvy cur!


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  15. ghrit

    ghrit Old, mean, and nasty Administrator Founding Member

    That would be belay. Ya wanna be nautical, doan cha? Arrgh, lass!! Get it right, or the plank ye'll waddle.:D
     
  16. CRC

    CRC Survivor of Tidal Waves | RIP 7-24-2015 Moderator Emeritus Founding Member




    I don't waddle.

    anywhere.


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  17. CRC

    CRC Survivor of Tidal Waves | RIP 7-24-2015 Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Anyone see the interview with his wife, Terri?

    My friend in Newcastle called me this morning (her bedtime) and said she couldn't watch the whole thing... I can't imagine having such a public life...Price you pay?

    http://www.news.com.au/dailytelegraph/story/0,22049,20487786-5001021,00.html

    The Crocodile Hunter kissed his wife and told her he loved her as Terri and their children Bindi and Robert boarded a plane to Tasmania shortly before his death.
    "I went to get on the plane and he grabbed me a second time and gave me a kiss," Terri told Ray Martin in an interview aired on Channel 9 last night.
    "He just embraced me and said 'I love you'. He drove his truck down the runway . . . and stood on top of (it) larger than life, with his arms in the air he waved goodbye.
    "It was wonderful and Bindi said, 'That's how I'll always remember him standing on that truck'.
    "He never liked me saying be careful. I remember thinking that for a fleeting moment, I didn't say it. We just said 'I love you'.
     
  18. RightHand

    RightHand Pioneer in a New World Moderator Founding Member

    I certainly won't judge his wife for wanting to share memories of her husband. However, I'm always amazed that people feel obligated to respond to every question put to them, whether a celebrity or an everyday person.
     
  19. E.L.

    E.L. Moderator of Lead Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    I caught the last few minutes of it. It was tought to watch.
     
  20. CRC

    CRC Survivor of Tidal Waves | RIP 7-24-2015 Moderator Emeritus Founding Member



    I watched it. And I didn't sense that she felt obligated. She certainly let some go.....I understand what you're saying and have seen some where I was just dumbfounded, and disgusted.

    But this one was .....well. Moving. It was a tribute to him, his zest for life...and their love....It didn't feel like an intrusion.

    It felt like she wanted to share the love of life and living fully , with the world...and to remind us that we're here for a good time...NOT a long time.

    Just my take on it.
     
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