Monday, September 04, 2006

Crocodile Hunter

This blog pays tribute to Steve Irwin who is better known to us as the Crocodile Hunter. If you ask most Jamaicans who he was they probably would not be able to tell you but mention the crocodile hunter and it would be as if an epiphany had ocurred.
Mr. Hunter was killed while filming a programming near the Barrier Reefs. He was stung by a stingray. He is survived by his wife and two young children.
I recall about two years ago when a crocodile was seen living in the drains near my home. The men went to remove it. when they had caught it the man who was interviewed by the media said that he was not afraid because he knew what to do. When asked how and if he had done this before, the man responded by saying that he had not but "mi watch Crocodile Hunter on TV so mi know what fi do"...(translation: he had watched the programme "Crocodile Hunter on television so he was quite aware of what to do).
I don't think the programme producers nor Mr. Irwin realises the number of lives he impacted even in Jamaica.
Rest in Peace Mr. Irwin and we will remember "Crocs Rule!!!" (If only in your heart since this blogger will not try to prove or disprove your theories. )

8 comments:

Leon said...

Really? Wow. Who said TV isn't educational? R.I.P. Steve. I have a post about it on my blog.

Melody said...

He did more than even he imagined eh, Scratchie, teachin' everyone about crocs. And his enthusiasm was sooo contagious. Just that much pep is gone from de world.

smallislandgirl said...

Thats so sad my son loves that guy he was so into his croc thing his poor wife.

Abeni said...

I thought the man was invincible.I was so shocked to hear the news this morning.

RIP

Mad Bull said...

I was shocked when I heard. MBJr. used to watch his show ALL the time and trust me, when he was that age, he was TOTALLY fascinated by crocodiles and alligators.

Jdid said...

r.i.p

Dr. D. said...

Pisty he is gone, but he loved anything to do with animals.

I don't think I will be posting about this....enuff posts about it already.

Guyana-Gyal said...

Rest in peace, Steve Irwin. I liked him because he was funny, original and did so much to teach about the environment.