Re: ot: steve irwin dies
- From: Tom Wolper <bleemer@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 04 Sep 2006 18:10:38 GMT
johnny bobby bee wrote:
Mary Ballard wrote:From the AP story:croc hunter steve irwin died when a stingray barb went into his chest - sounds like a horrible death - not surprised
really - the riskks he took - kinda like the grizzly man guy.
I was thinking the same thing, originally. But i don't think Irwin was quite as careless as Timothy Treadwell. That Treadwell dude was insanely kooky. Then again ... so was that nutty croc hunter.
Wild animal expert Jack Hanna, who frequently appears on TV with his subjects, offered praise for Irwin.
"Steve was one of these guys, we thought of him as invincible," Hanna, director emeritus of the Columbus (Ohio) Zoo and Aquarium, told ABC's "Good Morning America" Monday.
"The guy was incredible. His knowledge was incredible," Hanna said. "Some people that are doing this stuff are actors and that type of thing, but Steve was truly a zoologist, so to speak, a person who knew what he was doing. Yes, he did things a lot of people wouldn't do. I think he knew what he was doing."