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Monday, September 04, 2006

Crocodile Hunter Dead

I woke up this morning to the news that the "Crocodile Hunter" Steve Irwin was dead. Call me heartless. I don't care!! Granted, it's horrible that his wife is now a widow and his children are fatherless. But quite frankly, it's his own damn fault that he's dead.

He was shooting footage for a show that he was doing with his daughter when this happened. According to some reports, he "accidently" cornered the stingray, and that's when he was stabbed by its barb. How does one accidently corner an animal? What do you expect to happen when you corner an animal or torment an animal? Do you expect that animal to be friendly? Do you expect that animal not to attack? Of course animals are going to attack you when you do something like that. It's their only means of defense. It doesn't take a genius to figure that out. Did he ever hear of underwater cameras? There was no reason why he should have been in the water with the stingrays. There was no reason why he should have "accidently" cornered that stingray. Yet he was in the water, and he did corner the stingray. That's why he's dead. He could have easily avoided his own death.

I've spent some time reading message boards dedicated to this topic. The majority of comments I've read are completely laughable. Several people said that they're lost, and don't know what to do now that he's dead. Others have said that he's a hero. Get a grip people!! The people posting these messages didn't know him personally. Yet, they act like their life is directly impacted by his death and will never be the same. Cut the drama already!! He is no hero. He was reckless right up until the end. This is a man who thought nothing of it when he dangled his infant son in one arm while feeding crocodiles, and acted shocked at the criticism and outrage he faced because of his reckless behavior. This is a man who angered and cornered animals for entertainment purposes. I knew it was only a matter of time before he was killed by some animal that he pissed off. However, I thought it was going to be a crocodile that would kill him.


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