Vale, Croc Hunter

One of my favourite Steve Irwin moments was his cameo on the Eddie Murphy movie Doctor Dolittle 2, where he played himself and got his arm bitten off by the crocodile he was trying to grab.

And grabbing crocs was something he did so well in real life, though in a way not always appreciated by other Australians, who probably found him as cringe-worthy as Singaporeans would the Merlion.

One man’s conservationist is another’s abominable showman, but what the heck. Crikey, mate, they finally got ya.

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  1. RIP Steve Irwin aka crock hunter
    I am sad to hear that a personal hero of mine who time in and time again went further off the deep end the in could ever imagine(restling with aligators) has passed away. He served selflessly to the people of Austrilla. With no regard for his personal safty he time in and time again did not hesitate to jump into crock infested waters to tie up an aligator. Or puting a deadly piosonis snake that if bit him would kill before he hit the ground into a trance. He served on the frount lines of our battle with nature. He showed us that we truely are the kings of the jungle. He died in the way he lived his life wrestling with some god knows what animal. It is probaly the way he would have wanted it. We will never forget the dignity that he brought to his job. Or is bravery in tie up some dangours beast. Or the courage conviction and joy that he brought to his job. I think all of us remeber the first time we saw him. When we woundered who is this guy and more importantly why does he have his head in that aligators mouth. His death is a loss. Steve Irwin your candle has burnt out long before your legend ever will.
    heisoffthedeepend.blogspot.com

  2. RIP Steve Irwin aka crock hunter
    I am sad to hear that a personal hero of mine who time in and time again went further off the deep end the in could ever imagine(restling with aligators) has passed away. He served selflessly to the people of Austrilla. With no regard for his personal safty he time in and time again did not hesitate to jump into crock infested waters to tie up an aligator. Or puting a deadly piosonis snake that if bit him would kill before he hit the ground into a trance. He served on the frount lines of our battle with nature. He showed us that we truely are the kings of the jungle. He died in the way he lived his life wrestling with some god knows what animal. It is probaly the way he would have wanted it. We will never forget the dignity that he brought to his job. Or is bravery in tie up some dangours beast. Or the courage conviction and joy that he brought to his job. I think all of us remeber the first time we saw him. When we woundered who is this guy and more importantly why does he have his head in that aligators mouth. His death is a loss. Steve Irwin your candle has burnt out long before your legend ever will.
    heisoffthedeepend.blogspot.com

  3. Hai! life is so fragile hor! Oh saw it in the news this morning that Peter Beattie, Premier of QLD has agreed to give Steve Irwin a State Funeral if his family wish to do that. OZ national Icon. Wah lau ! I went to the Australian Zoo just a few months ago but didn’t manage to see him and now so sad that a freak accident ended his life.

  4. Hai! life is so fragile hor! Oh saw it in the news this morning that Peter Beattie, Premier of QLD has agreed to give Steve Irwin a State Funeral if his family wish to do that. OZ national Icon. Wah lau ! I went to the Australian Zoo just a few months ago but didn’t manage to see him and now so sad that a freak accident ended his life.

  5. Actually. I don’t think the Aussies think that he is ‘cringe-worthy’ like the merlion to us.

    To them, he was a national icon,a saver of wild life, a proud father and a Hero to may of us.

    He dosen’t deserve any one mocking him because every time he put his life in danger, it is for the sake of educating the world and for his passion of wildlife.

    He knows the danger but still is willing to risk himself.

    He’s not stupid. He’s brave.

    But most of all, He will be remembered.

  6. Actually. I don’t think the Aussies think that he is ‘cringe-worthy’ like the merlion to us.

    To them, he was a national icon,a saver of wild life, a proud father and a Hero to may of us.

    He dosen’t deserve any one mocking him because every time he put his life in danger, it is for the sake of educating the world and for his passion of wildlife.

    He knows the danger but still is willing to risk himself.

    He’s not stupid. He’s brave.

    But most of all, He will be remembered.

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