Monday, September 04, 2006

"Roight. What we've got heeeyah..."

NTodd alerted me to this obituary:

Australian naturalist Steve Irwin dead in marine accident.

"The Crocodile Hunter," ran a nature preserve and zoo up in Queensland. My sister down in Oz travelled in the "zoological" circles for a fair bit of time during her Ph.D. research and got to gossip with other zookeepers about Irwin. Yeah, he could be a bit of a wanker, but at least he was trying to educate people about wildlife preservation. Honestly, I'm surprised that he lasted this long, given his penchant for getting way too close to brown snakes, deadly spiders and crocodiles' mouths.

R.I.P., Steve.

Steve Irwin