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  • Crikey! Grim video may hit Net ("Experts" Predict Circulation of Irwin Death Video)

    09/06/2006 7:03:38 AM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 53 replies · 2,062+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | 9/6/2006 | Bill Hutchinson
    There are no plans to air video capturing the shocking death of famed "Crocodile Hunter" Steve Irwin, but media experts predicted yesterday it will soon be circulating on the Internet.... "It shows that Steve came over the top of the ray and the tail came up, and spiked him here," said Stainton, pointing to his chest. "[Irwin] pulled it out, and the next minute he's gone." The tape shows "no evidence Mr. Irwin was threatening or intimidating the stingray," Queensland State police Superintendent Michael Keating said. While Stainton said every effort will be made to keep the video away from...
  • Nature of the Man (R.I.P Steve Irwin)

    09/05/2006 9:05:46 PM PDT · by Kitten Festival · 84 replies · 2,103+ views
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 5 September 2006 | Editorial staff
    R.I.P: Steve Irwin's body isn't yet cold and already the Pecksniffs are out, tut-tutting the late crocodile hunter's risky encounters with wild beasts. They miss the point: Irwin's life was about enriching humans. Irwin, who died over the weekend after a freak attack by a stingray, did not live a riskless life. In fact, for those who've watched his Animal Planet shows, some wonder why a fatal encounter hadn't happened earlier. But it's indisputable that he mastered nature with a rare talent — a talent that took him to the edge of possibility. For the sake of the rest of...
  • Steve Irwin memorial at Cuteoverload.com

    09/05/2006 9:15:11 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 5 replies · 591+ views
    Several posts in honor of Steve Irwin:http://mfrost.typepad.com/cute_overload/2006/09/everyone_loved_.htmlhttp://mfrost.typepad.com/cute_overload/2006/09/the_good_peeps_.htmlhttp://mfrost.typepad.com/cute_overload/2006/09/favorite_austra.htmlhttp://mfrost.typepad.com/cute_overload/2006/09/goodbye_steve.htmlhttp://mfrost.typepad.com/cute_overload/2006/09/australian_anim.htmlhttp://mfrost.typepad.com/cute_overload/2006/09/australian_anim_1.html
  • President prays for bushman

    09/05/2006 4:46:46 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 14 replies · 770+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 6 September 2006
    US PRESIDENT George W. Bush yesterday led a wave of tributes to Steve Irwin as details emerged about the freak accident that led to the Crocodile Hunter's death. A White House spokesman said the President had been saddened by Irwin's death. Mr Bush met him in October 2003 at a barbecue at The Lodge with Prime Minister John Howard. The spokesman said Mr Bush was praying for Irwin's widow, Terri, and children, Bindi and Bob. "The President and Mrs Bush are saddened by the news of his passing and their prayers are with his wife and two young children," the...
  • Feminist Greer slams Steve's antics (Germaine Greer Happy that Steve Irwin is Dead)

    09/05/2006 12:21:56 PM PDT · by Arec Barrwin · 109 replies · 7,642+ views
    News.Com.Au ^ | September 6, 2006 | Fiona Hudson
    Feminist Greer slams Steve's antics By Fiona Hudson in London September 06, 2006 01:00am Article from: The Daily Telegraph AS glowing tributes and praise for Steve Irwin filled newspapers and television screens around the world, fellow Australian Germaine Greer launched a distasteful tirade on the much-loved Crocodile Hunter yesterday. Most London papers carried sympathetic news articles, features, columns and obituaries mirroring the disbelief felt in Australia. But Greer launched a scathing attack on Irwin, declaring "the animal world has finally taken its revenge". In her column in The Guardian newspaper, Greer said the wildlife warrior displayed the "sort of self-delusion...
  • Irwin family offered state funeral

    09/05/2006 11:50:27 AM PDT · by stm · 54 replies · 1,608+ views
    STEVE Irwin will get a state funeral if that's what his family wants, Queensland Premier Peter Beattie says. The 44-year-old media personality and environmentalist conservationist died yesterday when a stingray barb punctured his heart while he was filming a nature documentary off the coast of Port Douglas in north Queensland.
  • "I want to post mean and nasty things about Steve Irwin on nice memorial threads" Thread

    09/05/2006 10:52:59 AM PDT · by eyespysomething · 54 replies · 2,163+ views
    Free Republic ^ | 9-5-06 | eyespy
    OK, here's a thread where all the Steve Irwin bashers can post away to their hearts content. Please leave the threads titled "In Memory..." or "Tribute to..." alone. Not every single thread about Steve Irwin on FR has to include the incident of him holding his son in the croc enclosure, a mention of Darwin, and/or the word "Fool" Sometimes the old saying is true "If you can't say something nice about someone, don't say anything at all."
  • Irwin family offered state funeral (Australia Honours the Crocodile Hunter)

    09/04/2006 7:19:21 PM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 90 replies · 3,549+ views
    The Australian ^ | 9/5/2006 | n/a
    Irwin family offered state funeralSTEVE Irwin will get a state funeral if that's what his family wants, Queensland Premier Peter Beattie says. The 44-year-old media personality and environmentalist died yesterday when a stingray barb punctured his heart while he was filming a nature documentary off the coast of Port Douglas in north Queensland.... Asked if his government would honour Irwin with a state funeral, Mr Beattie replied: "We will honour Steve Irwin in whatever way his family wants." But first it was important to let his wife Terry and two young children, who recently returned to Queensland from Tasmania, deal...
  • Irwin video may be made public

    09/04/2006 6:16:58 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 114 replies · 6,825+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 5 September 2006
    STEVE Irwin's grieving wife Terri will have the final say on whether footage of his last moments alive is made public. The head of the US TV company that broadcasts his show said today the film had already been handed to Queensland police preparing a report for the Coroner as fans worldwide come to grips with the freak death. Billy Campbell, the president of Discovery Networks, which owns the Animal Planet channel, said it was far too early to decide what footage viewers would see from Irwin's fatal trip on the Great Barrier Reef. Talks would take place with Terri...
  • (Vanity) Political Limerick 09-04-2006

    09/04/2006 8:45:22 AM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 1 replies · 310+ views
    grey_whiskers ^ | 09-04-2006 | grey_whiskers
    See for example this thread first. I'm greatly saddened to say Steve Irwin killed by a sting ray The tail-tip dart Pierced him in the heart Rest in Peace, Steve--that's what I pray.
  • Reports: Australia’s ‘Crocodile Hunter’ Steve Irwin killed

    09/04/2006 2:45:37 AM PDT · by Mercat · 56 replies · 4,095+ views
    AP Wire ^ | September 4, 2006
    Steve Irwin dead at 44, diving and killed by a stingray. Survived by wife and two children, RIP. Reports: Australia’s ‘Crocodile Hunter’ Steve Irwin killed The Associated Press Monday, September 4, 2006 Brisbane, Australia — Steve Irwin, the hugely popular Australian television personality and environmentalist known as the “Crocodile Hunter,” was killed Monday by a stingray during a diving expedition, Australian media said. He was 44. Irwin was filming an underwater documentary on the Great Barrier Reef in northeastern Queensland state when the accident occurred, Sydney’s The Daily Telegraph newspaper reported on its Web site. The Australian Broadcasting Corp. said...
  • The Crocodile Hunter

    09/03/2006 11:11:46 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 126 replies · 3,600+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 4 September 2006 | Matthew Schulz
    <p>CROCODILE hunter Steve Irwin's reputation for single-handedly tackling crocodiles, with a constant string of ockerish gags, helped the reptile enthusiast reach worldwide fame.</p> <p>Born in Essendon, Victoria, the 44-year-old’s lifetime love of animals was inherited from his parents Bob and Lyn Irwin, both naturalists.</p>
  • Irwin Takes Baby to Crocodile Feeding

    01/02/2004 7:22:19 AM PST · by Teacher317 · 19 replies · 287+ views
    AP via Yahoo! ^ | 01-02-04 | AP
    Irwin Takes Baby to Crocodile Feeding BRISBANE, Australia - Crocodile hunter Steve Irwin took his month-old son to his first croc feeding on Friday, offering the reptile a chicken with one hand and holding the baby in the other. With a capacity crowd looking on, Irwin dangled a dead chicken before the 13-foot crocodile named Murray, which snapped up the offering. Irwin's tiny son Bob looked on from his other arm. "He's one-month-old, so it's about time Bob got out there and did his first croc demo," the Australian celebrity told the crowd at his Australian Zoo. Irwin's wife Terri,...
  • Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin dead

    09/03/2006 9:29:57 PM PDT · by lunarbicep · 620 replies · 30,836+ views
    News.com.au ^ | September 4, 2006
    <p>He was killed in a freak accident in Cairns, police sources said. It is understood he was killed by a sting-ray barb that went through his chest.</p> <p>He was swimming off the Low Isles at Port Douglas filming an underwater documentary and that's when it occured.</p>
  • Callers worried about gators overwhelm state hot line

    05/17/2006 12:08:01 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 6 replies · 144+ views
    Palm Beach Post ^ | Tuesday, May 16, 2006 | Meghan Meyer
    Worried callers overwhelmed the state's nuisance alligator hot line Monday as the national media seized on the news that three women had likely met their deaths in the reptiles' jaws in less than a week. The outcry started Wednesday when a 9-foot gator pulled 28-year-old jogger Yovy Suarez Jimenez into a Broward County canal. Trappers found Suarez's arms in the gator's belly when they captured it Saturday. On Sunday, friends and family pried the body of 23-year-old snorkeler Annemarie Campbell from an alligator's jaws in a lake south of Gainesville, and officials recovered the mauled body of 43-year-old Judy Cooper...
  • Leaping Crocodile Slams Into Car

    02/02/2006 6:28:23 PM PST · by martin_fierro · 19 replies · 680+ views
    AP/Yahoo ^ | 2/2/06
    Leaping Crocodile Slams Into Car 25 minutes ago SYDNEY, Australia - This was an auto accident with a difference. A 6.5-foot saltwater crocodile leapt out of a roadside culvert and slammed into the side of a passing car, authorities said Thursday. The crocodile died in the collision and was given to local Aborigines, who ate it, said Garry Lindner, crocodile management officer at the Kakadu National Park in northern Australia. "It was probably startled and it just leaped in the wrong direction once it heard the vehicle coming," Lindner said. "The driver barely had time to respond and the (crocodile)...
  • Ancient Crocodile Found in Australia

    02/23/2005 11:38:15 PM PST · by FairOpinion · 89 replies · 1,817+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | Feb. 23, 2005 | Reuters
    SYDNEY (Reuters) - A new species of crocodile which lived 40 million years ago has been discovered in tropical Australia, filling a gap in the evolution of the prehistoric-looking crocodile, researchers said on Thursday. Two nearly complete skulls and a lower jaw of a new species of crocodile that belonged to a group called Mekosuchinae were unearthed by miners in the northern state of Queensland, said Australia's Monash University researcher Lucas Buchanan. "There is a big gap from about 30 to 60 million years ago of which we have no clue, except for these guys," Buchanan told Reuters on Thursday....
  • One Huge Crocodile

    01/25/2005 8:50:25 AM PST · by Calpernia · 64 replies · 6,002+ views
    Bruce R. Dwyer Fort Sill, OK ^ | January 25, 2005 | Calpernia
    This crocodile was on the beach in front of the Petroleum club, Plage Sportive in Pointe Noire (Republic of Congo) . 21 FT long, 4,500 lbs, around 80 years old minimum. Specialists said that he was looking to eat humans because he was too old to catch animals. For the past few months in some villages close to Pointe Noire people were complaining that some people in their villages have been disappearing, could be this crocodile? This crocodile was killed by the army last Sunday at 3:00 pm, currently he is in the freezer at the Azur hotel.
  • Crocodile hunter aims to round up Las Vegas

    01/03/2005 4:47:57 PM PST · by Shermy · 11 replies · 453+ views
    Sydney Moring Herald ^ | January 3, 2005 | Christine Sams
    Move over Siegfried and Roy. The bite of a tiger may have left Las Vegas punters horrified, but creatures with even bigger jaws are likely to make their way to Vegas. Steve Irwin is planning to turn his Crocodile Hunter series into a Vegas spectacular, complete with live crocodiles and other animals. The mega-rich television adventurer, who also appeared in his own feature film, has decided to tackle a new frontier: live theatre. Despite his personal fortune, much of which he donates to environmental causes, Irwin is searching for a financial backer for a production in the gambling city. (No...
  • Irwin Takes Baby to Crocodile Feeding

    BRISBANE, Australia - Crocodile hunter Steve Irwin took his month-old son to his first croc feeding on Friday, offering the reptile a chicken with one hand and holding the baby in the other. With a capacity crowd looking on, Irwin dangled a dead chicken before the 13-foot crocodile named Murray, which snapped up the offering. Irwin's tiny son Bob looked on from his other arm. "He's one-month-old, so it's about time Bob got out there and did his first croc demo," the Australian celebrity told the crowd at his Australian Zoo. Irwin's wife Terri, who gave birth to her second...