Cute Overload :D
A wallaby waves good bye…
Perfect shot, Brad T. See more of his Australia photos here.
So sad to hear he’s gone, he always showed his passion and love for animals, he will be dearly missed.
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
Goodbye Steve-O. You will be greatly missed. :(
Loved you, Steve. Rest in peace.
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…
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.
Just when I thought I had the tears under control…then I looked at the “Goodbye Steve” picture.
I think that’s the Wimoway song, Teughcats. Nice song.
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
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.
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!
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.
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…
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?
Ooh! Ooh! What about when he got bitten on the nose by the frilled neck lizard? Classic
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.
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.
We’ll miss you, Steve! So much…
Way. Too. Cute.
Love the splayed fingers. And the bottom-heavy body…
If there is a separate heaven for the animal kingdom, Steve is there.
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?
Awwwwww. Mr. Wonderful McWallaby. Sech a Qte little hand.
This is all very very emotional.
ECHIDNA ECHIDNA! They have built-in snorglers!
Sui and Steve are walking across the rainbow bridge together.
“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…”
Fine! You managed to make me cry again, happy now?
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. :)
Oh…that made me cry.
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.
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
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 …
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.’
Well, TJ, you just did-geridoo what was expected of you!
Aubrey – so long as I don’t get accused of (rolf) harrisment…
Ummm…is this wallaby waving or making a very rude two-handed gesture? lol
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…..
High-five, Mr. Roo, for a job well done!
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.
goddammit CO made me cry at work.
*heart breaks* We’ll all miss you, Steve!
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.
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.
*sniff* Good job Meg, your tribute to Steve Irwin is beautiful. Thank you.
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! :)
and a little digeri-el-do ya!
Thank you, Meg. Your tribute is very moving (the wallaby made me cry again). Mr Irwin will be deeply missed.
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. :(
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.
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…
That made me cry, it’s so sweet.
I was so shocked to hear that he died on the weekend! But at least it was doing what he loved and not in a car crash or anything, right?
Good job Meg! And goodbye Croc Hunter!
I was so sad to hear he is gone.
One of my favorite recent moments was watching him and his family on a road trip through America via our national parks. When they got to the final park in Texas, I believe, Bindi was so cute and had caught a grasshopper. They put her on camera and she was describing the grasshopper in such detail and was so well spoken…I knew she was Steve’s daughter when she said, “He’s such a little beauty…”
I’ll miss his kind animal heart.
aww bless Bindi shes a darl
Rest in Peace Mr. Irwin, even though that whole baby baiting thing gave me the skeeves…your heart was in the right place. I hope you wife carries on with your mission.
There was an episode where Steve’s favourite crocodile died. My sister and I couldn’t stop crying. Gave a whole new meaning to “crocodile tears”, he did.
I was here earlier, but had to leave the peeps to keep from crying at work. I don’t have cable, so didn’t see much of Steve but loved to know he was there and all the work he was doing to raise awareness around conservation. He has left a legacy, one I hope isn’t forgotten in the rush of our mad world. What a gift he was to all of us.
Star Cat sez…”your heart was in the right place.”
Look, you all know what I’m thinking, so I’m not going to say it. Suffice it to say that there’s a heart/stingray reference in there and leave it at that, OK? There’s a reason my email addy is what it is ;)
TJ aka eb,
we gets ya. and luvs ya all the same.
don’t know what to say. Steve I. could come across as a bit of a clown, but we must remember his primary audience were children, who loved him and saw past his buffonery to his great and sincere concern for “all creatures big and small”.
Tony James, you ARE an evil bastard. However, I appreciate dark humor as much as the next evil bastard! (bastardess?)
Here’s my comment on the “babybaiting” incident. I was thinking to day about how sad I felt about SI being killed. And, I was thinking about how angry I was when he was walking that month old baby up to the water’s edge with that croc present. I remember thinking at the time “Ok, I guess ya gotta expect men to be that stupid, but if I was that baby’s mom I’da bopped Steve one over the head. “
I had a lot of nuturing hormones. Be that as it may, all was well that ended well at that point. A croc did not come rarin’ out of the water and snack on little Bob.
I still feel truly awful about Steve.
Had to share that rather sexist commentary with y’all.
This pic just made me lose it. Rest in peace, Steve.
OK, I just looked up further in the comments and saw that someone goes by the ‘net nick of “Tonberry”.
So, which Final Fantasy game is your favorite, eh? :-)
BTW TJ: Ya oughta be smacked, boyo. Funny thing is, Steve-his-own-self would’ve probably bust out laughing at that!
I miss you more than I could have expected, steve. I mourn.
Leaving behind your beautiful wife and 2 young children, and a world not finished being inspired by you.
Goodbye steve – thank you for everything.
RIP Steve. You’ll be missed.
Oh. This one brought a tear. I was ok until the wee ‘bee waved.
It was good for the world to see a man who was not afraid to show his love and heart for animals, for Terri, for bindi Sue and Bob, his mom, Aggro, his mates, and every annimal he ever met.
It’s awful that he is gone, My heart goes out to Terri and the babies!
Not since the loss of Princess Diana has the world been so deeply affected by the loss of a celebrity. What a beautiful human being. The world is worse for his loss, but wherever he is, he’s made it that much better.
I hate to be the evil one concerning Steve Irwin;s death, but c’mon, We all saw it coming! The way he handled the crocs and snakes and other not-so-willing creatures, something was bound to happen sooner or later. Besides, he was ON the stingray when it happened in the ray’s territory, so it obviously was threatened and wanted nothing to do with Irwin! The media says there’s an investigation into the incident…what are they going to do, interview the stingray? Sorry folks, I didn’t cry when I heard the news about Irwin’s death; I was a bit surprised and then said, “Well, that sucks!”
Okay, with that said, I do kinda feel a little bad for Terri and his kids, but at least they know he’s in Heaven chasing crocs up there. “Crikey, this one’s got pretty wings!”
Jackie, I’m sure that the majority of people who have commented on his passing would agree that he cheated death on a daily basis, and perhaps he was seen as somewhat careless by some. However, that is not the pervasive issue here. He singlehandedly attracted a huge amount of attention to animals, cute or not, and their conservation. That in itself is well worth celebrating.
arbed: Okay, Irwin was adamant about conservation and he deserved props for that, sine I’m sure a lot on aminal would be worse off without him. My point was that I didn’t see his death as a shocker like some posters did. He tousled with dangerous creatures all the time; that was his job. Besides, Irwin died doing what he loved and that is what adds the sugar to the vinegar.
Oh thank the design! Jackie from Michigan – come on over here, m’darling, and join me on the People Not In The Steve Irwin Fanclub couch. You’re not alone – some of us will take David Attenborough’s 50 years of not p*ssing animals off over Irwin’s “let’s see if we can annoy this thing enough to make him bite” any day of the week.
I’m sorry for his wife and kids – it sucks to lose a husband and father.
And the person who likened Irwin to Princess Diana – let’s just say words fail me at this point. If you need me I’ll be the one banging his head repeatedly against a solid object.
and he died the day after aussie father’s day. very sad over here (queensland)
Jackie – okay, I gotcha. As I mentioned before (in another post?), I’ve never even seen the show. I’ve really only found out more about him since he died. What little I did learn was commendable, but you’re right, his death shouldn’t exactly come as a huge shock considering what he did do.
And for the other Canadians on the site – how about Lorne Greene’s New Wilderness? I remember watching that a lot as a kid.
I do agree with your David Attenborough comparison. Much better to observe and not annoy! Your comments were right on, along with most everyone else!
Jackie, I agree, I’ll bet there were hundreds of times something could have happened before this.
*Sticks a nice fat puddin’ onto the wall to soften the blows for TJ’s head*
I will miss Steve tremendously! I loved his watching his shows and his enthusiasm for wildlife was incredible!! He was true “wildlife warrior.” Good-bye Steve and God Bless your family
** Can’t read these postings….STILL crying**
..but I just still can’t believe that my hero is gone.
*sits on Tony_James’ couch and opens a bottle of aspirin for him when he stops banging his head into the wall*
It’s nie to know I’m in good company here. As for the sobbers, I thik that wallaby might have some Kleenex in that pouch…
To all those who feel the need to criticize him, have some respect. He was a father, a husband and a friend to many. The man wasn’t just an entertainer, he was an educator, a hero to children, and the best friend of many misunderstood critters. He didn’t “have it coming.” Is that what you say when a fireman dies? They go running into fires, it’s their job, and when they die in a fire, noone says they had it coming. Sorry for the rant, but I am tired of the negativity. He was a great man, and I am still devastated.
TB — erm… ooookay.
Nobody here criticized Steve, or said he “had it coming.” Somebody did mention that she wasn’t surprised about *how* he died… which isn’t the same thing. You’re replying as if someone said he got what he *deserved* — and it’s just not the case.
I’d happily bet good money that this group liked Steve Irwin, pretty much universally. (And Watership Down, too.)
Um, Theo, this is a quote from a post above: “I hate to be the evil one concerning Steve Irwin;s death, but c’mon, We all saw it coming! ” Maybe other posts haven’t said so implicitly, but the fact that there’s negativity (and, yes, some criticisms) in a post honoring someone who just died is appalling. Anyhoo, the wallaby is precious and made me just bawl.
Right. That’s exactly the comment I was referring to.
I personally prefer to say Steve died doing what he loved. A cynically-inclined person might take the viewpoint that it’s just a diplomatic way of saying the same thing, but (obviously) the delivery does make a difference.
Not to be picky, but I don’t see “had it coming” and “saw it coming” as the same thing at all. Just sayin’….
Death all around is sad…
His death is more publicized that a regular person.. overall its sad. I’m just as sad hearing about the people who have died on the recent airplane crash. I’m sadden by Steve Erwin’s death and pray that God is with his family to relieve the infinate amount of sadness that surrounds them at this point. Steve Erwin visit almost every single home in the US. He was an icon, almost a legend because you didn’t see other environmentalist give you the animal world in face value as he did. Man, I pray he’s in his little environmental heaven and looking down on his wife and children. He had a lot to live for but he died doing what he loved the most being out in the wild.
Ironically, he was a wild person who was wild about the wild. The perfect person to present it to the mundane world.
Of course we are all shocked, what a terrible thing to say that we shouldn’t be because of his line of work. I also didn’t see it coming, which is another insensitive thing mentioned in a previous post, that “we should have seen it coming.” His accomplishments stand for themselves. There is nothing that can make his passing any easier, just ask his family.
“Not to be picky, but I don’t see “had it coming” and “saw it coming” as the same thing at all. Just sayin’….” Sure, I admit I was a bit caught up in emotion regarding interpretation, but the posts by those who aren’t fans was a big downer to read. This is a site that has made me ooh and ahh for a while now, and this post was no less, until I read posts by those who wish to bash him – all the “oh he just harassed animals anyways, big shock that he died.” Why post things like that here, and why now? Just my 2 cents.
What I don’t understand is, if he was “annoying” the creatures, why were most of them so calm in his hands? Yes, he got bitten (or bruised up, or trampled on, etc.) but invariably most of the animals calmed down. He had worse to fear from domestic critters.
The biggest irony is, he had a mild phobia of parrots. I learned that just a few days before his death, in fact…
But honestly, if he was “annoying” animals, he would have been in worse shape a long time ago. And he did the world a service, by bringing otherwise unapproachable animals to your screen. How many people in this thread would have even KNOWN about fierce snakes or fully-grown chameleons the size of your pinky if he hadn’t picked them up and shown them to you…?
When I turned on the tv early Labor Day morning I get not believe what I was hearing. I was so devastated. My daughter and I always watched your show. I truely believe that you will take care of all the animals in Heaven. We have alot of animals up there, please take care of them. People that are saying evil things about you, there is no way they could be animal lovers. They are probably people that only think of themselves, no one else. You have done a good thing in your life. Our sympathy to your family and friends. You will be truely missed. We will still continue to watch your shows on tv.
Crikey, Steve, we’ll miss ya something awful. You brought loveliness into the world and made people aware of animals and their awesomeness!!
I loved your passion for crocs since I’m a gator lover :>)
He was one of the Good Guys. There was “showmanship” involved. That is necessary when getting important causes noticed and making them important to a lot of people. Steve Irwin was excellent at getting the word out for ALL kinds of critters and for life and love of life.
And, I bet there were dozens of times in his career where a flukey bite, or swish of a stinger could have killed him. If one of those cobras had nipped him in a major blood vessel it could have done him in very quickly.
The VAST majority (and I am not callin us fat) here loved, respected and admired him. No doubt. AND will miss him and wish he was still with us.
We just spew out a few other thoughts now and then, too. Trying to balance…balance..it’s all about balance…*ploP*
steve Irwin was a teacher of animal conservation , with a style and flair all of his own ! Thanks for the memories , Steve ! Peace Be With You ! Our heartfelt prayers and condolences are with Steve’s wife Terry , eight – year – old Bindi , and two – year – old Robert ! Dear friends we cry with you , and support you in your grief during this time of un – speakable sadness and tragedy ! May god warch over you , and give you strength ! Best Wishes , Julie S.K. Deuel .
~to those of you who say “he had it coming” shame shame on you-how can you even think something like that knowing that he left Terri & the children behind, along with the rest of his family & close friends-how sad that Bindi & Bob will grow up without their Daddy now-Steve was without a doubt one of a kind, guess thats why we all LoVed him so & oh the things we learned watching him along with Terri-I used to think “gee, she must really really LoVe that guy”, when they would be out stuck in the muck with their animal friends, don’ think there was anywhere else in the world she would have rather been-like so many of you, I still find myself crying when I think about Steve now, I hope we will all make a yearly donation in Steves memory to one of his causes-and please keep Terri & the wee ones in your prayers too-oh Crikey Steve, how very much you will be missed-we LoVe you still-pjones~
good bye steve you had a passion for life you will so missed bye the world ! and me :(
People — once again: Nobody here ever said “he had it coming.” Please try to react to what folks actually WRITE, rather than what you THINK they might have MEANT.
Read before you rant. Save yourself some embarrassment.
If you’re referring to me in part, as being “embarrassed,” Theo, I’m not. Not at all. As you can see, other posters agree with the insensitivity of the other posters. Just sayin’.
I admitted my misinterpretation, and I don’t regret my original post. Basically, the same underlying message of those other posts was that they didn’t care, they’re not surprised, they didn’t cry, boy that sucks for the kids, he only annoyed critters, blah blah blah. That’s what I’m upset about. Those posts don’t belong in a thread meant to be a tribute to a great man.
It’s Friday, and I’m still upset about it, and I’m not alone. Steve Irwin was an icon and a hero. I don’t care what anyone says. I miss him already and am still in disbelief.
No need to tell people what they should write re: what was MEANT in previous posts. That’s what my heart saw, and that’s what I reacted to, apparently, I’m in good company here.
We will always miss you Steve. Our blessings to your family..God Bless.
From the USA…
My daughter, Hannah 8 years old is so sad about the death of the “Crocodile Hunter”. Many prayers to Terri and the kids.
Love from Huntington Beach, CA USA We love you all,
The Pottgieser Family
I see such a correlation between Steve and John Denver and interestingly enough John wrote Calypso and was involved with the work of the Cousteau’s and Jacques Cousteau’s grandson was with Steve at the time of his death..
Two wonderful environmentalists that died all too young..brothers in spirit..
I miss steve irwin so much and loved him, so to show my love to him I thought I would write a peom so here it is.
steve was a man full of courage,
and he was full of brains.
For he will be missed,
but never forgotten.
he will live in my heart,
and i will cherish him.
He has inspired me,
and he has touched me.
For he will be missed,
but never forgotten.
he will live in my heart, and i will cherish him.
but he will never be forgotten.
I hope you enjoyed this poem.
I worked as a zoo volunteer for 15 years at the Houston Zoo, Houston,Tx, USA working with elephant keepers. I love elephants with all my heart but I found a “new world” of love for elephants when I saw Steve Irwin on one of his shows besides a baby elephant, crying because it was going to die. My heart goes out to his wife, children and zoo family. Love ya Steve!!1
Being a wildlife lover myself I mourn the loss of Steve and what he meant to the world – human and animal kingdom. Do you think his beloved critters feel his loss too? What a geat man – lets keep his work and memory alive.
When I heard of steve’s death in the news, I was devistated. so rarely is the world blessed by someone like steve, who’s passion and enthusiasam for animal conservation has touched so many people.
Ah, Steve will be greatly missed… I remember when he went to Sea Lion Caves…. And I was so excited, because Sea Lion Caves is a place I had been, and live fairly close to…. And then to find that Terri was from here, and I know people who know her… We are all sad for the loss.