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Postby rekloose-[PUPPY] » Sep 4th, 2006 at 11:49 am

hunts no more ...

EDIT - I fixed the title cuz puppy can't spell 'crocodile' correctly ;)

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Postby b0ba » Sep 4th, 2006 at 12:16 pm

wtf....did he die? dont leave me hanging

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Postby EatMoreLead » Sep 4th, 2006 at 12:41 pm

got barbed by a ray - wonder if the toxins in his body finally built up enough to tip him over brink. When you make your living/hobby doing dangerous things, you are probably going to die sooner than average.
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Postby Exile » Sep 4th, 2006 at 1:09 pm

The barb on the ray was said to hit him in the heart. So i'm told atleast. either way, its totaly suck.. i'll have to watch the show they are bound to put on animal planet about it..

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Postby K2 » Sep 4th, 2006 at 1:53 pm

crikey!

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Postby Miracl3 » Sep 4th, 2006 at 2:08 pm

[quote="EatMoreLead"When you make your living/hobby doing dangerous things, you are probably going to die sooner than average.[/quote]
Nah u think so? lol Man hes gonna be missed by my son lol he loved his shows about snakes. Well at least we still have crocadile dundee lol
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Postby rekloose-[PUPPY] » Sep 4th, 2006 at 2:19 pm

stung through the heart by a sting ray. went into cardiac arrest on the boat. died. i always admired for being truely passionate about his work - he always looked like he was having fun.

of all the dangerous animals he dealt with, rubbing poisonous snakes around his face, running around with crocs ... it was a friggin sting ray that did him in.

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Postby K2 » Sep 4th, 2006 at 2:29 pm

I've seen stingrays (spotted eagle stingrays to be exact) plenty of times while scuba diving... they are actually rather intelligent creatures, especially the larger ones (mantas). And like most animals in the wild, they wont fuck with you unless you fuck with them first.

Look up stingrays on the 'net. Just about every reference you'l find about 'em will say that they *rarely* use their stinger in self defence... they are more apt to swim away, even if under attack. The only times they ever directly sting a human is if they are stepped on (the smaller varitey that hang out under the sand in shallow beaches) or if you are directly and purposely aggitating them in some other way.

The dumbass had it coming - remorse factor of 0.

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Postby Maverick » Sep 4th, 2006 at 2:45 pm

I think the guy did what he truely loved and he knew the risks. That's admirable in my book.

To me, fucking with wildlife is just filming them at all. Some guy aiming a giant camera at them surely has to freak them out. I'm amazed at how they even get some of the footage. But then we'd have no cool "Discovery" shows to watch in HD. :roll:

I'm no fan of his by any means. I've never seen a show of his before.
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Postby rekloose-[PUPPY] » Sep 4th, 2006 at 2:57 pm

K2 wrote:Look up stingrays on the 'net. Just about every reference you'l find about 'em will say that they *rarely* use their stinger in self defence... they are more apt to swim away, even if under attack. The only times they ever directly sting a human is if they are stepped on (the smaller varitey that hang out under the sand in shallow beaches) or if you are directly and purposely aggitating them in some other way.


some beaches where i've surfed at you do a shuffle walk when you're walking out. shuffling your feet through the sand as you walk causes the sting rays to move so you dont' step on them.

i admired him a lot. he spent a good portion of his money on conservation efforts - purchasing huge tracts of land for wild animals to use and donating to many organizations. I think it's a pretty big loss.

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Postby K2 » Sep 4th, 2006 at 2:58 pm

What freaks out fish and other undersea life the most are the bubbles you make when you exhale with your breathing apparatus. What a lot of the underwater photographers use to get those impossible close-up shots are rebreather units - produces virtually zero bubbles.

I'd love to buy a setup like that, but I think I'd rather save the money for a down payment on a house :shock:

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Postby G$ » Sep 4th, 2006 at 3:18 pm

Wonder if they got it on film?

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Postby Maverick » Sep 4th, 2006 at 3:24 pm

Make sure yours is on film.
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Postby Best_predator » Sep 4th, 2006 at 3:33 pm

Damn, thats sad. I'm sure if it wasnt the death of old age this is how he wouldve wanted to go. Doing his work. I'm upset that his son is goin to grow up without a father...
Sneaky bastard...
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Postby b0ba » Sep 4th, 2006 at 3:59 pm

they definatly got it on film...but i dont think that episode will ever air :(
i loved steve iriwin in a straight heterosexualmanlove kinda way

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Postby rekloose-[PUPPY] » Sep 4th, 2006 at 4:51 pm

yes, i believe they recorded it on film ...

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Postby Relic » Sep 5th, 2006 at 3:29 pm

Joke of the day:

Steve Irwin walks into a barb...


Ironic thing is how many internet hoaxes has there been about him dying?



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Postby Jeng » Sep 5th, 2006 at 11:26 pm

Relic wrote:Joke of the day:

Steve Irwin walks into a barb...



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ROFL

Feel bad for laughing at it...........but hell, its funny.
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Postby Burzum » Sep 6th, 2006 at 7:55 am

Another week or two and there will be a few hundred photochops out.

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I feel like I should also say, I really loved watching him almost die everyweek. On our honey moon my wife and I watched a Steve Irwin marathon in between sex romps. He was one of the first people to take such a hands on approach to showing deadly animals on TV. He'll be missed :(
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Postby sohpriest » Sep 6th, 2006 at 2:18 pm

I find it odd that your 4000th post was about sex and Steve Irwin
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Postby Sandbox » Sep 6th, 2006 at 2:25 pm

He was kind of a wierd guy, for sure. But he was a good guy too, and certainly worked for a noble (and much needed) cause. He didn't deserve this.

I think it was a secret mechanical sting ray powered by oil sent to assasinate him for his conservation works.

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Postby Burzum » Sep 7th, 2006 at 7:32 am

sohpriest wrote:I find it odd that your 4000th post was about sex and Steve Irwin


lol, didn't even realize I had anywhere near that many posts! hehe :)
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Postby JayPhat » Sep 7th, 2006 at 12:04 pm

Is everyone aware that in his contract, in the event of his death by an animal is caught on film, he DEMANDED that it be aired so that people can see the danger of animals?
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