September 4, 2006

R.I.P. Steve Irwin

From the almost as predictable as it is sad department, Steve Irwin, a.k.a. The Crocodile Hunter, died this morning while filming underwater in Australia. While filming for a show called "Ocean's Deadliest" he was stung in the heart by a stingray and died shortly after. Apparently stingray "attacks" are rarely fatal, but in this case the barb struck Irwin in the chest, underneath the ribcage, and pierced his heart. His crew applied CPR but were unable to save him.

We watched the tape of his "Most Dangerous Adventures" this evening and it was a little surreal. Sitting there watching him surrounded by giant Tiger Sharks in a topless cage and chasing giant Cobras into trees it was hard to not wonder how he lived as long as he did. Steve will be missed for sure. On the bright side, snakes of the world can sleep easier knowing there is one less dude coming to poke them with sticks.

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