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Boa constrictor bites Steve Irwin's 4-yr old son

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by ifilus, Feb 19, 2008.

  1. ifilus

    ifilus Active Member

    "He picked one of them up and it bit him on the finger, and he was so proud to have copped his first hit," said Irwin's widow, Terri, who noted that the couple's 9-year-old daughter, Bindi, was first bitten by a snake when she was 18 months old.

    They took away Britney's kids for less.

  2. Michael Echan

    Michael Echan Member

    Occupational hazard with being a zoo-keeper, I guess. Plus, it was only a boa. Yeah, they're mean-tempered, but at least it wasn't a rattler, cobra or one of the gazillion lethal species they have slithering around in Australia.
  3. ifilus

    ifilus Active Member

    A 4-year-old zoo-keeper?
  4. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    Crikey! That's no zookeeper ... that's an afternoon snack for a boa.
  5. hondo

    hondo Well-Known Member

    Give it time.
    This must be one tough 4-year-old. Most of them would be traumatized, not proud, to get bitten by a large snake. That said, I think the mother is courting some danger with these kids. What's the deal? To keep up her husband's legacy, does she feel the need to keep the kids around dangerous reptiles? I mean, entering your daughter in numerous beauty pageants is one thing. Handing them snakes is another.
  6. Chef

    Chef Active Member

    These kids are so screwed.

    They see their......they SAW their dad letting deadly snakes crawl all over him, messing with alligators, crocs, stingrays, whatever.....

    Mama says.."Daddy would want you to do this"

    Uh....Daddy died as a result of messing with these damn things.

    Granted, I bet these kids kick ass daily at show-n-tell.

    Joey......" I brought a yo-yo"
    Maggie......"I brought a slinkie"
    Little Irwin kid........."I brought a 38-foot python"
  7. Rumpleforeskin

    Rumpleforeskin Active Member

    All I did was bring 24-inchers

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  8. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

  9. Bill Brasky

    Bill Brasky Active Member

    I never got the Steve Irwin thing and I'm sick of seeing his little kids running around. For God's sake, their dad died under horrible circumstances. Don't throw 'em in front of a camera, let them be normal kids. His widow and the people around her must be awful....
  10. Rumpleforeskin

    Rumpleforeskin Active Member

    Amazing what people do for money isn't it?
  11. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    The story said it was a baby boa constrictor.

    About as dangerous as a puppy.

    I'm not a big fan of the Erwin clan, but this is no big deal.
  12. shotglass

    shotglass Guest

    Oh, geez.

    I may be in the minority on this.

    But I'll take the puppy bite first.
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