This lovely Uposatha Day I proudly present an amazing story of Steve Irwin "The Crocodile Hunter" !! Steve Irwin:The Crocodile Hunter
[From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia]Stephen Robert "Steve" Irwin (22 February 1962 – 4 September 2006), nicknamed "The Crocodile Hunter", was an Australian wildlife expert, television personality, and conservationist. Irwin achieved worldwide fame from the television series The Crocodile Hunter, an internationally broadcast wildlife documentary series which he co-hosted with his wife Terri. Together, the couple also owned and operated Australia Zoo, founded by Irwin's parents in Beerwah, about 80 kilometres (50 mi) north of the Queensland state capital city of Brisbane. Irwin died on 4 September 2006 after being pierced in the chest by a stingray barb while filming an underwater documentary film titled Ocean's Deadliest. The Sea Shepherd Conservation Society ship MY Steve Irwin was named in his honour.http://video.search.yahoo.com/search/vi ... s&ei=utf-8Irwin was fatally pierced in the chest by a stingray spine whilst snorkelling at the Great Barrier Reef, at Batt Reef, which is located off the coast of Port Douglas in Queensland. Irwin was in the area filming his own documentary, to be called The Ocean's Deadliest, but weather had stalled filming. Irwin decided to take the opportunity to film some shallow water shots for a segment in the television program his daughter Bindi was hosting, when, he swam too close to one of the animals, an ordinarily harmless stingray He came on top of the stingray and the stingray's barb went up and into his chest and put a hole into his heart, Crew members aboard his boat called the emergency services in the nearest city of Cairns and administered CPR as they rushed the boat to the nearby Low Islets to meet a rescue helicopter. Medical staff pronounced Irwin dead when they arrived a short time later.
Don't hold this incident against stingrays though they are not vicious creatures, an incident like this is one in a million and is only due to a threatened reaction, if they feel threatened they will raise thier tail and strike with the barb on the end. It is never an animals fault but the fault of the person.
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