Sad news today – Australian naturalist (or crazy dude as some people knew him) Steve Irwin has passed away.

However, passed away is a very gentle way of saying that he was poisoned to death…no not by a snake…or a spider (or even a croc (especially since they don’t have any venom)), but by a stingray while he was diving along the great barrier reef, off the coast of western Australia.

Steve IrwinHe was a great man and his shows on TV will always be good fun to watch…made all the better by his charming character and evident respect for animals and nature. It seems somewhat befitting that he should die a very ‘natural’ death, but my heart goes out to his widow and young daughter.

BBC News article (new window).
BBC News Obituary (new window).

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