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Sep 05, 2006

Goodbye, Steve

A wallaby waves good bye...


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Steve Irwin, known world wide as the Crocodile Hunter passed away Monday while filming a documentary off the Great Barrier Reef. He was killed by a stingray, when he was swimming close to the stingray, when its poisonous barb went ... [Read More]


So sad to hear he's gone, he always showed his passion and love for animals, he will be dearly missed.

 |  Sep 05, 2006 at 08:37 AM

a wallaby, a wallaby
a wallaby, a wallaby

in the Outback, the quiet Outback, we say goodbye to Steve

in the Outback, the beautiful Outback, we say goodbye to Steve

oooo oh oooo oh....

(hope someone else remembers that song besides me)

RIP Steve, and hugs and purrs and Crikeys to his family

 |  Sep 05, 2006 at 08:39 AM

Goodbye Steve-O. You will be greatly missed.

 |  Sep 05, 2006 at 08:47 AM

Loved you, Steve. Rest in peace.

 |  Sep 05, 2006 at 08:47 AM

Remeber that episode when Steve was reminiscing about his doggy Suzy??? I think her name was Suzy...Anyway, Steve missed her so bad, he was crying. Touched my heart...

 |  Sep 05, 2006 at 08:47 AM

How appropriate for the wallaby and how sad for the loss of Steve. I am sure Steve is up in Heaven thanking God for all of the wonderful animals.
You will be greatly missed, Steve.

 |  Sep 05, 2006 at 08:49 AM

Just when I thought I had the tears under control...then I looked at the "Goodbye Steve" picture.

 |  Sep 05, 2006 at 08:49 AM

I think that's the Wimoway song, Teughcats. Nice song.

 |  Sep 05, 2006 at 08:50 AM

hi his dog was called Sui. He missed her badly, nice to know they are together again, and with his mum, and mary and harriet too. nice pic of the wallaby waving goodbye :'( I've got the last pic of steve waving as he set off on his boat Croc One on friday. He looks so happy + fulfilled, and his friend said he was very happy. Bye Steve xxx

 |  Sep 05, 2006 at 08:53 AM

You know, us aussies are required by law to own at least one wallaby in their backyard. Uh huh, yep, it's true, we use them to keep the lawns neat.

BTW, my fave crikey moment was when he met the orang in Borneo. They felled in love, was adorabubble.

 |  Sep 05, 2006 at 08:53 AM

Oh, he had an orang on with Larry King too! It was really cute, except Larry freaked a little when she went right over & grabbed his arm. I would have been so happy!

Great pics Brad, esp. of the Tasmanian Devil, I wonder how long it took to get him while he was still. I have an action photo of one, it never stopped. Crazy! My doggie runs around like that sometimes!

 |  Sep 05, 2006 at 08:57 AM

I felt just awful when I heard of Steve's death. I've been a fan for years.

But how nice to go doing something you love, even if it was way too soon. I will miss seeing his energy and enthusiasm for the creatures of this world on Animal Planet.

 |  Sep 05, 2006 at 08:59 AM

I loved it when he was crawling around in a rainforest--Brazil? I think--and he g-e-n-t-l-y picks up this chameleon that's probably half the length of his pinky-finger. On the same show, he spent several minutes catching grasshoppers and feeding them to a big chameleon on a branch, and you could see such sheer, unadulterated, childlike joy on his face as this big lizard nabbed the bugs with its tongue.

But the few moments when he cried always stuck with me the most. Losing Sui, or the time he was in India and he was weeping over an orphaned baby elephant. I was a wreck when I saw him reduced to tears like that...


Denita TwoDragons
 |  Sep 05, 2006 at 09:02 AM

I love Steve! Nothing better than a completely insane animal lover. He will be sorely missed.

It looks like the wallaby is adjusting its dress gloves. Getting ready for a party in Steve's honor?

 |  Sep 05, 2006 at 09:04 AM

Ooh! Ooh! What about when he got bitten on the nose by the frilled neck lizard? Classic

 |  Sep 05, 2006 at 09:08 AM

One of my favorite shows was the one where he was out on location and Terri went into labour with Bindi and he was all "Crikey, where's my keys?" and driving like a mad man back into town. They did some filming in Labour and Delivery and it was so cute to see him nearly out of his depth for once.

My heart goes out to his family, especially Bob, because he didn't get as much time with his Da as Terri and Bindi did.

 |  Sep 05, 2006 at 09:08 AM

so sad over the loss of the Crocodile Hunter.
i love your photo tributes.
the outpouring of love shows who are the real heroes in our world.

 |  Sep 05, 2006 at 09:11 AM

We'll miss you, Steve! So much...

Stephanie S.
 |  Sep 05, 2006 at 09:11 AM

Way. Too. Cute.

Love the splayed fingers. And the bottom-heavy body...

A thinker
 |  Sep 05, 2006 at 09:13 AM

If there is a separate heaven for the animal kingdom, Steve is there.

 |  Sep 05, 2006 at 09:17 AM

Wallabies walla-bobble, but they don't fall down.
Meg, to further this lovely tribute, may we please have a platypus next? Please? Or an echidna?

 |  Sep 05, 2006 at 09:20 AM

Awwwwww. Mr. Wonderful McWallaby. Sech a Qte little hand.

This is all very very emotional.

 |  Sep 05, 2006 at 09:24 AM

ECHIDNA ECHIDNA! They have built-in snorglers!

 |  Sep 05, 2006 at 09:26 AM

Sui and Steve are walking across the rainbow bridge together.

 |  Sep 05, 2006 at 09:27 AM

"Watch me wallabys feed, mate
Watch me wallabys feed, They're a dangerous breed, mate
So watch me wallaby's feed Altogether now!
CHORUS: Tie me kangaroo down, sport Tie me kangaroo down..."

 |  Sep 05, 2006 at 09:28 AM

Fine! You managed to make me cry again, happy now?
*hugs wallaby*

 |  Sep 05, 2006 at 09:31 AM

I really hope animals have souls and Steve has access to playing with them in the afterlife they're in. I dont believe in the afterlife, but I'm willing to, for Steve. :)

 |  Sep 05, 2006 at 09:39 AM

Oh...that made me cry.
R.I.P. Steve.

 |  Sep 05, 2006 at 09:59 AM

thank you steve, for all that you've done for conservation and education, and how you've helped us all get a little closer to the beauty of the natural world.

rest in peace, and have fun with the gators up there at the bridge.

 |  Sep 05, 2006 at 10:00 AM

Aubrey - I wasn't going to mention it, but since you brought it up...
"Tan me hide when I'm dead, Fred,
Tan me hide when I'm dead...
So we tanned his hide when he died, Clyde,
And that's it hanging in the shed
Althogether Now..!"

Tony James
 |  Sep 05, 2006 at 10:06 AM

I have a feeling that in about twenty years we'll see his son and/or daughter ... Out there doing much of the same thing their dad loved sooo much ...

In Awwwe
 |  Sep 05, 2006 at 10:06 AM

Favorite 'Croc Hunter' moment. Steve and his assistants (Terry included) had just wrestled a croc to (moderate) submission. He stood up exhausted, and as this was a new croc and its vital statistics had to be noted, it's sex had to be determined.

So Steve said 'Sex?' And all the others answered 'Not right now.'

 |  Sep 05, 2006 at 10:07 AM

Well, TJ, you just did-geridoo what was expected of you!

 |  Sep 05, 2006 at 10:10 AM

Aubrey - so long as I don't get accused of (rolf) harrisment...

Tony James
 |  Sep 05, 2006 at 10:13 AM

Ummm...is this wallaby waving or making a very rude two-handed gesture? lol

Elizabeth Spinner
 |  Sep 05, 2006 at 10:14 AM

That 'roo isn't saying goodbye. Its saying in 5 more seconds I'm going to come over there and kick your ass! Or maybe that was bite your nose.....

 |  Sep 05, 2006 at 10:15 AM

High-five, Mr. Roo, for a job well done!

 |  Sep 05, 2006 at 10:19 AM

I loved everything Steve did, but one of my faves were the panther chameleons.

"Ooo, ur gettin' cranky now. You gonna fight me with your oven mitts?"

Yes, pure childlike joy. Stalking elephants, trying so hard NOT to be too noisy, but in the end he couldn't help himself...it's what made him so watchable.

Kris, in New England
 |  Sep 05, 2006 at 10:41 AM

goddammit CO made me cry at work.

 |  Sep 05, 2006 at 11:13 AM

*heart breaks* We'll all miss you, Steve!

 |  Sep 05, 2006 at 11:29 AM

i second that, elena!

it's so sad that he had to go so soon. but the fact that so many people know and care that he's gone almost makes up for it. i, too, am glad he went doing something he loved, and not in a mundane way. i've no doubt that someday we'll see bindi or bob back out there with the crocs.

 |  Sep 05, 2006 at 11:39 AM

One of the cutest stories I've ever heard about him involved a wild momma orangutan who let him play with her baby. Orangutans normally HATE having people come too close to their liddle 'uns, but she wasn't the least bit scared of him; she somehow knew she could trust him.

He'll be missed. I hope wherever he is now, there are lots and lots of crocodiles for him to wrestle with.

 |  Sep 05, 2006 at 11:40 AM

*sniff* Good job Meg, your tribute to Steve Irwin is beautiful. Thank you.

 |  Sep 05, 2006 at 11:52 AM

AUUUGH, Aub and TJ. I will be singing that for WEEKS!!!

Actually, thanks, rather than augh. It's an awesome little ditty, and I will be quite happy to sing it for weeks! :)

 |  Sep 05, 2006 at 11:54 AM

and a little digeri-el-do ya!

 |  Sep 05, 2006 at 11:56 AM

Thank you, Meg. Your tribute is very moving (the wallaby made me cry again). Mr Irwin will be deeply missed.

little miao
 |  Sep 05, 2006 at 11:57 AM

Cute wallaby or whatever he is. Very appropriate. I didn't watch Steve much but I really enjoyed when I did get to see his shows. He obviously will be very missed. Tragic what happened. :(

 |  Sep 05, 2006 at 12:03 PM

I was shocked and so sad to see on the internet Sunday that he had died. I still can't believe it. My prayers are with his family and his poor little children how sad they are so young. At least they will have his films to remember him by. So very very sorry he is gone now.

 |  Sep 05, 2006 at 12:35 PM

Thank you, Steve, on behalf of all the animals...He is with his Chili dog, as he said when Chili died "I'll see you again my Chili dog!"
Thank you for all your joy & now you touch our hearts again...

Barbara Letsom
 |  Sep 05, 2006 at 12:54 PM

That made me cry, it's so sweet.

 |  Sep 05, 2006 at 01:03 PM

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