If you have been following the site for a while, or at least since
Christmas, you know that I (Craig) am a Wiggles fan because of my son
Nolan. Well, it is a sad day here because one of our favorite Wiggles
DVD is “Wiggly Safari” with Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin. Steve Irwin
died today. And it is on this night that we will take a break from
fighting porn to remember Steve Irwin.
He stalked lions. He faced off with poisonous snakes. He wrestled with
crocodiles. When the end came for television’s beloved “Crocodile
Hunter,” it was in an encounter with a stingray and its venomous tail
Perhaps it wasn’t surprising. Steve Irwin died doing what he loved
best, getting too close to one of the dangerous animals he dedicated
his life to protecting with an irrepressible, effervescent personality
that propelled him to global fame.
The 44-year-old Irwin’s heart was pierced by the serrated, poisonous
spine of a stingray as he swam with the creature Monday while shooting
a new TV show on the Great Barrier Reef, his manager and producer John
Marine experts called the death a freak accident. They said rays
reflexively deploy a sharp spine in their tails when frightened, but
the venom coating the barb usually just causes a very painful sting for
News of Irwin’s death reverberated around the world, where he won
popularity with millions as the man who regularly leaped on the back of
huge crocodiles and grabbed deadly snakes by the tail.