so i wake up monday and turn on the tv in my bedroom and the news hits me with the fact that steve irwin is dead. it took a minute to sink in but then i remembered the croc hunter. one of only two celebrities from down under (you figure out the other). my wife immediately turned to me and said "you called that one honey". thats right folks ... i saw that one coming. this guy had no respect for animals at all. they are called wild animals for a reason.......they are wild. the are skittish and unpredictable. he didnt care though. he would kiss the snake right on the lips. he nuzzled up to the croc. he had it coming. i didnt see his show alot...ok i saw it once and he was bit by snakes maybe...ten times during the show. i thought then that that might be the most irresponsible animal show ever. that show did two things. it either showed kids that snake bites were cool and wouldnt hurt you or it traumatized kids. he didnt teach kids to respect animals. he wasnt a teacher in any manner..he was a showman. he should have been doing this act in the circus instead of tv. i find that the news agencies are showing his video where he was taunting a croc with his new born baby to say it all about him.
lessons learned today:
1. wild animals are wild. they do unpredictable things. they will kill you.
2. dont mess with animals you know nothing about.
3. respect animals...even tame house pets.
cya steve. glad your gone. what a hit to australia though. they lost half of their stars. a nuclear bomb could go off inb hollywood and we would still have more stars then they do. oh well, enjoy your tuesday. i know i will.