Monday, September 04, 2006

The Ultimate Darwin...


As much as we'd like to convey sorrow in this sad situation, we must admit that nature has prevailed with the last laugh. For how many time have we all asked... "why would anyone do such a thing?!" Sadly, however, the Crocodile Hunter has been killed...
CAIRNS, Australia - Steve Irwin, the hugely popular Australian television personality and environmentalist known as the "Crocodile Hunter," was killed Monday by a stingray while filming an underwater documentary on the Great Barrier Reef. He was 44.

Irwin was killed by a stingray barb to the heart on Batt Reef, off the remote resort town of Port Douglas in northeastern Queensland state, his wildlife park Australia Zoo said in a statement.Barb to the heart.

In Texas, we know the danger of stepping on those malevolent beasts and getting an horrific surprise to the heal. But, the heart?... what in God's name was he doing with it?!
He is survived by his American wife Terri, from Eugene, Ore., and their daughter Bindi Sue, 8, and son Bob, who will turn 3 in December.

Our heartfelt sympathies are extended to his wife and children. As insane as he was, Irwin's adventures were, nevertheless, always entertaining...

... and now ever more enlightening.

1 comment:

dueler88 said...

(Note: the following is a comment about the media, NOT Mr. Erwin)

It's interesting that when Mr. Erwin died tragically he suddenly went from "that crazy croc hunter guy" to an "environmentalist."

I suppose environmentalism, like all religions, needs its martyrs. Funny - I never saw him in the same category as tree-hugging whackos.

Rest in Peace, Steve. My young family's hearts go out to your young family.