Monday, September 04, 2006

R.I.P. Steve Irwin

He died when he was pierced in the heart by a stingray's poisonous barb while filming underwater at the Great Barrier Reef.

Steve leaves behind his wife, Terri, 2 children and a flourishing zoo in Australia (thanks to his many documentaries which began with "The Crocodile Hunter). He was an avid environmentalist who had great enthusiasm for conserving nature. You know, I can't think of many animals he didn't like and/or respect.

It's a sad scope of fate that would have him killed by one of the less dangerous animals on the planet and I'm going to miss him.