I was saddened today to hear about the death of Crocodile hunter Steve Irwin. He was filming underwater off the Queensland coast.
He was a true blue Aussie, and famous naturalist. He loved the crocodiles and snakes that he was frequently filmed with. The TV shows we watched here, and all over the world.
His Catchphrase was "Crikey" as he interacted with dangerous animals, poisonous snakes, and Saltwater Crocs etc. He knew how to interact with crocs, even though it scared people who watched him. He had what he called "Croc Savvy".
He was bought a reptile when he was six, and began a lifelong passion for the natural world. His honeymoon was spent capturing wild crocodiles , for a relocation to Australian zoo's when the crocodiles in Australia were threatened with extinction.
He leaves behind his wife, two children, and an army of fans throughout Australia and the world.