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Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Crocodile Hunter Steve Erwin dies

We became big fans of the Discovery Channel's Animal Planet when we lived in Virginia (we had free cable). Even if you're not an Animal Planet regular, you've likely heard of the Crocodile Hunter Steve Erwin (or heard his distinctive "crikey!"). As we returned home yesterday evening, we heard news of his death on national public radio (yes, he's that big a personality). Apparently, he was killed by a sting ray while filming an underwater special near the Great Barrier Reef(?). News reports indicate that a surge in visits to his site(s) has resulted in their having to shut down and/or re-tool in response.

Apparently he was also quite a significant contributor and advocate to wildlife causes in Australia (his home) and around the world.

Our own kids don't know him or his show, but I'm sure there are many, many children world wide who will be asking "what happened to Steve?".

More here.


Anonymous Andy said...

Given the fact that only a handful of people have ever dies from stingrays, this was a real shock. It's sad to see such an enthusiastic and unique personality go in such an unexpected way.

6:35 PM


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