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Monday, September 04, 2006

Okay, everyone knew Timothy Treadwell was bound to get it eventually. And, you could say this was only a matter of time as well.
'Crocodile hunter' killed by stingray

Roger Maynard in Sydney
Monday September 4, 2006
The Guardian

Steve Irwin, the passionate conservationist who shot to international fame as the Crocodile Hunter, was killed today in a freak accident while diving off the north Queensland coast.

In a bitter irony, the man who risked his life handling one of the world's most dangerous reptiles was mortally wounded by a stingray, a usually passive sea creature which attacks only if threatened. Irwin, 44, was stung in the chest by the stingray's barbed tail, which whips up in a reflex action. The accident happened while he was filming a TV documentary called Oceans' Deadliest at Batt Reef, near Port Douglas.
Personally, I think the animals are rising up.

Crikey!
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2 comments:

Stephen said...

I find it interesting that, while living, he was a celebrity but after he is killed, the media dubs him a "passionate conservationist." I don't doubt that he was and his death is unfortunate but I find it interesting how they shift their terminology upon death.

B said...

imagine what they'll say about us...