Steve Irwin gets killed by a stingray

I am saddened but not shocked to have found out that Steve Irwin was killed by a stingray this weekend.

Read more about Steve Irwin’s death.

My big gripe with Steve’s view of animals was that he saw them as many people from the East see them; as fluffy toys. Wild animals (be that a hedgehog or a fully grown male lion) are brilliant for the same reason that they are dangerous; they are NOT fluffy toys.

I have often said that Steve doesn’t treat animals with enough respect and it wouldn’t surprise me that this is how he got into trouble.

While I didn’t agree with the way that Steve “worked” with wildlife, his enthusiasm was genuine and it generated a lot of interest in all sorts of wildlife. I would much rather have him around than not.

My thoughts are with his family.

2 thoughts on “Steve Irwin gets killed by a stingray

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  1. Got to agree with you of Steve’s tragic death. He was always pushing the bounderies with wild animals and although it was a calculated risk this time his luck ran out.

    Prob not your highest priority but time to change the ‘I’m a South-African living in London’ bit. 😉

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