Originally Posted by Bronco_Beerslug
They filmed him instinctively pulling the barb out of his heart right after it happened, collapsing and dieing immediately after. Not really a monster Ray, about 1 meter across.
Steve Irwin lived life like most of us only wish we could, doing what he loved every minute of every day. Along the way he informed and educated millions of people around the planet about a wide variety of our wildlife.
Too bad some people have to criticize a man, who done so much good, strictly out of ignorance.
What was the overwhelming reaction from most people after their initial expression of sorrow for his death?
"I can't say I'm surprised", was the most common response I heard. There's no denying he pursued his passion, but its also undeniable he was often reckless in the way he did things.
My opinion is he loved animals, but he didn't really show them as much respect as he probably should have. I'm never comfortable when these "wildlife enthusiasts" decide to include their children in the act. You're always reading about some idiot who keeps wild cats and then acts disgusted when authorities make him give them up after they maul his child.