Tribute to Steve Irwin

Sad to hear about the death of Steve Irwin, a.k.a Crocodile Hunter, a well-known Aussie who played with his life for the sake of bringing us up close and personal with otherwise deadly animals. I don’t think I had even heard of him before I saw the South Park parody, the “Pre-historic Ice Man” episode, where the Crocodile Hunter proclaims, “I’m gonna jam my thumb up its butthole. This should really piss him off.”, referring to the croc (and later a snake) in front of him.

More recently, I often watch his croc/venomous snake shows on Animal Planet, though I only saw his Michael Jackson-style, baby dangling antics during the news coverage of his death.

So, the man who so smoothly danced and played with poisonous snakes, crocodiles and other creatures falls victim to the barb of a stingray that pierced his chest. What a way to go.