Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Irwin will be missed

We were saddened Monday morning by the news that the "Crocodile Hunter," Steve Irwin had passed away as a result of a freak accident in which his heart was pierced by the barb of a stingray.
Often criticized for taking unnecessary risks by the media, his peers have assured us that he was always in control of the situation, and that he knew what he was doing. This makes the sudden demise of a true ambassador of wildlife even more shocking.
An avid conservationist, Irwin actively worked to preserve the habitats of large reptiles throughout the world, and was widely respected by other wild animal handlers as being one of the best at what he did,. He spoke of his work and the animals he worked with with expertise, passion, and compassion.
Dead at the age of forty-four, he will be dearly missed.

1 comment:

yellowdog granny said...

really sad..with those 2 small kids...

but i do think i can hear crock's laughing their asses off...maybe not