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You guys, unfortunately I do not know how to "pull" stories over, but if you google his name you will get the info. Apparently he was killed in a freak accident with a stingray. I am really going to miss this guy. He definetly is one who contributed to make this world a better place than how he found it.
 

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We were very sad to here about his death. My kids, wife, and I love to watch his shows. It feels almost like loosing someone you know. The stingrays barbed tail pierced his chest and he went into cardiac arrest and died before the paramedics could get to him. Its a terrible loss.
 

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This is an awful thing to say, but just when he got popular...around 1998...he was in my dead pool with some guys at work. :twisted: He was worth some serious points. The guy that won that year had Tom Laundry and Charles Schultz in his pool...he like won the whole thing in March alone or something.

However, I really enjoyed some of Steve Irwin's stuff, loved his little dog...which I think was an AmStaff? I always like most all of the animal shows...Jeff Corwin, Marlin Perkins, etc. Those guys make different animals a lot of fun.

I was initially irritated this morning because the Today Show was fixated on that incident where he dangled his baby in front of the croc (which was a stupid thing to do, IMO). But then they showed the interview they did of him afterwards...he went after Matt Lauer hard, you could tell he was enraged at any thought that he'd jeopardize his kids for entertainment.

He definitely seemed to speak from the heart, with enthusiasm and kindness. It's too bad.
 

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Dead Pool? Pretty wierd, but you are right. I had a few things I always wanted to do. Among them were to see Secretariat, eat in New Orleans & meet Steve & Terri Irwin. I blew it on those!
 

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Woody Taylor said:
I really enjoyed some of Steve Irwin's stuff, loved his little dog...which I think was an AmStaff? I always like most all of the animal shows...Jeff Corwin, Marlin Perkins, etc. Those guys make different animals a lot of fun.......
Me too. These are the guys who give a voice to the conservation of species and habitats.
 

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His death has made me very sad. He has done much to educate the world about animals and how important it is to conserve their habitat. One person can make a difference.

Susan, there are still some fabulous restaurants in N.O., many new ones are opening. Oh and Boubon St is alive and well!!! Just be careful and take plenty of protection with you :wink:

Debbie
 

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Wow. It just goes to show that you never know when it's your time. At least
Steve went doing the exact thing he loved. He made learning about animals
fun. My kids loved him, and I really liked his shows too. I'll be praying for
his family.


His production team say he was swimming over a stingray, whose barb went up into his chest and put a hole in his heart. He was rushed to the Low Isles, where he was attended by Dr. Ed Loughlin within thirty minutes of the accident. Dr. Loughlin said there was nothing he could have done to save him from his ‘non-survivable injuries'. Loughlin said, “He had a penetrating injury to the left front of his chest. He had lost his pulse and wasn't breathing."

Sting ray venom contains serotonin, 5-nucleotidase, and phosphodiesterase. 5-nucleotidase and phosphodiesterase are responsible for the necrosis and tissue breakdown common with stingray envenomations. Serotonin causes inexorable pain in the region of the injury.
 

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I couldn't believe it when I turned on the news and heard the story! I mean, I just couldn't believe it was a stingray that took him out. I knew he'd get either killed or seriously hurt to the point of retirement by something, I just figured it would be some sort of extremely deadly snake or a huge f-in croc! Never would I think a stingray could do that!
 
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