Such A Sad And Surprising End.

I’m sure you’ve all seen this by now, but I’m just astonished by it.

This man tangled with crocs on the regular, but was taken out by a stingrays. Growing up in South Florida and being an oceanography buff as a kid, I’ve always known how dangerous stingrays are, but still, the thought of this being the cause of his death just takes my breath away.

On the one hand, it really shouldn’t be shocking because he was always placing himself in harm’s way with dangerous animals, but that bold fearlessness was the very thing that made me begin to see him as impervious. I guess at the end of the day, we’re all just human, and no matter how much familiarity with have with animals, there’s always a wild card factor that can, at any moment, come into play.

God bless him and his family. See y’all tomorrow after the holiday’s over.

CNN.com: Stingray kills ‘Crocodile Hunter’

4 thoughts on “Such A Sad And Surprising End.

  1. >it is truly sad that he passed away, he took that genre of "animal documentary" to another level. i grew up on the "wild kingdom" type of t.v, but this guy, put nature in your face and was laffable about the danger of it! i learned a lot about nature, particularly snakes, as in the movie "snakes on a plane"…many of the snakes featured in the movie, steve had talked about before and their characters like the black mamba, rattlesnakes & and the spitting cobra.he will be missed. R.I.P. Steve Irwin.

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  2. >tonight at work, i was thinking….in a morbid kinda way about the stingray….like going back to its hood, braggin' about stickin' some dumb ass who tried to "roll" up on him…yeah, i know…i'm sick ;-P

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