Tuesday, September 05, 2006
Good by Steve Irwin
Steve Irwin played with crocodiles, poisonous snakes and dozens of other interesting and sometimes dangerous reptiles. He once followed Komodo Dragons, the largest lizards in the world.
His recent death from a stingray seems like a strange fluke. He was always careful and stingrays rarely kill people. This one just happened to spike him in the heart, killing him almost instantly.
Probably the best thing he did was to make more people aware that we can and should try to live with these animals and not just wipe them out. There is no reason to kill a poisonous snake in the woods. Few people are harmed by them and the woods are their homes. Just because they are well protected is no reason to try and wipe them out.
So good by Steve Irwin! You will be missed.