Archive for September 4th, 2006

Crikey! Steve Irwin is dead!

Sep 04 2006

Steve Irwin, better known as The Crocodile Hunter, was killed today. His heart was punctured by the barb from a short-tailed stingray while filming footage for his television show.

irwingator.jpgI always wondered when this would happen. But I always thought it would be a result of a miscalculation with a violent, gory death. But apparently, these sting rays are fairly docile and he was actually riding its back when the event happened. The sting from a sting ray’s barb, which can grow up to 5 inches long, is rarely fatal to humans. I heard on the news that it had been more than 60 years since an Australian was killed by a sting ray. But the barb slipped under Irwin’s ribcage and punctured his heart.

Watching a repeat episode of Larry King Live tonight featuring Steve Irwin, he stated that he trusted animals more than humans. At least an animal won’t stab you in the back. Almost a foreshadowing statement, eh?


Posted by Steve at 11:22 pm, Sep 4, 2006