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Friday, 8 September 2006

Remembering Steve Irwin, aka "The Crocodile Hunter"

This isn't related to teaching English in Korea (or food for that matter) but I thought I'd take some time to remember zoologist Steve Irwin, aka "The Crocodile Hunter". He passed away September 4, 2006 and was famous for wrestling crocodiles (and feeding them while holding holding his newborn baby beside him...!) and his love and passion for animals. I remember watching The Crocodile Hunter on the Discovery Channel when it was first aired and thinking to myself--this guy is crazy! Thanks for the good times, Steve.

From Wikipedia:

"Steve Irwin, the environmentalist and star of The Crocodile Hunter, died on Monday after an accident with a stingray near Cairns, Queensland in Australia, according to local Australian media. He was 44.

Irwin was filming an underwater documentary for his daughter's television show, by Port Douglas, Queensland around 11 a.m. Eastern Australian Time (0100 UTC) when he was struck by a stingray barb in the chest. While the stingray barb had penetrated the left side of his chest, the exact cause of death is still officially unknown. Steve Edmondson, a local diving operator, listed cardiac arrest from the injury as a possibility."

Original image source is rich115 of Flickr. Original license was CC-by (non-ShareAlike), so in the interests of making this more compatible with Wikipedia this derivative version is being relicensed under the GFDL.


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