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Crocodile Hunter dies

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by sportschick, Sep 4, 2006.

  1. Point of Order

    Point of Order Active Member

  2. shotglass

    shotglass Guest

    I think it's a fairly common view that Irwin took his chances with these animals, even if he was "a trained professional." You could indeed call him reckless.
  3. Idaho

    Idaho Active Member

    That's really sad. I loved the dude and so did the kids.

    He's going to be missed and I second dooley's sentiment in hoping that video is quickly destroyed and is never seen.
  4. Trey Beamon

    Trey Beamon Active Member

    I realize Irwin cared for animals a great deal, but isn't the "I love her like I love my wife" line a bit much?
  5. Norman Stansfield

    Norman Stansfield Active Member

    He might have had that attitude if he were 44 and single, but he was married with two young kids. I'm guessing had he had a choice, he'd have taken dying in the hospital at 80.
  6. Point of Order

    Point of Order Active Member

    Yeah, subtlety and understatement weren't really strong points with him.
  7. novelist_wannabe

    novelist_wannabe Well-Known Member

    I dunno. He struck me as a guy who lived for what he did, and we know with absolute certainty he lived his entire life on his own terms. Would he want to live long enough to see his kids grow up? I'm betting he would, but if the choice of death mode is one or the other, without any caveats, I get the impression he would have chosen 44.
  8. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    When you have kids, it's not all about you anymore... You have to be more cautious and more intelligent about risks you take in life... That's not to say this guy had to take a desk job somewhere, but ...

    That said, this seems like a pretty freak accident... It would have been one thing if he'd been eaten by a crocodile...
  9. Kritter47

    Kritter47 Member

    I was under the impression he'd backed way off, at least in the documentary sense, since he had kids. Most of his shows since then were "The Crocodille Hunter Diaries," which are all filmed in or around his zoo. The movie was pretty carefully controlled as well.

    And this type of stingray injury is very, very rare, from what I can tell. It would be like the Dog Whisperer guy taking a bite to the jugular from one of his charges. It can happen, but it's a freak accident.
  10. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    I never understand that line.

    If you love your job, would you rather die at 44 right as you file a story on deadline or at 80 in a hospital?
  11. Columbo

    Columbo Active Member

    Once you have kids, that cavalier thought tends to evaporate.
  12. markvid

    markvid Guest

    Unfortunately, the Queensland Police have the footage, so you know at some point it will get out to the public.
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