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A Tribute to Steve Irwin by ladyhawk21 A Tribute to Steve Irwin by ladyhawk21
I'm sure everyone knows by now that long time tv star, and even longer time zookeeper and conservationist Steve Irwin was killed in a freak accident on the morning of September 4, 2006. What is not known to the general population outside my friends and family is that he was my childhood hero and lifelong idol.

I am still shocked, as I probably will be for a great while, at his death. Under these circumstances, I believe that we should double our conservation efforts, so that our children, and his children, might be able to enjoy the beauties of the planet just as we all have been able to.

God rest his soul.
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Teaganm Featured By Owner Edited Jul 6, 2017  Hobbyist
We miss him so much he Best The Crocodile Hunte he my hero he always such animals around the country he awesome with his family Terri Bindi and Robert he is in heaven with God 
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Amaterasu-Hanako Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
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Bastista1 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2007
I loved seeing Stevie's work. I hope he has a good time up there.
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ladyhawk21 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2007   General Artist
me too
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BlackVixenStudios Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2006
I completely agree with you, I was a huge fan of his and I still practice his methods of consevation and Animal rescue. That is a beautifull tribute to Him and I'm sure that he appeciates knowing that he will be missed.
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ladyhawk21 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2006   General Artist
Thank you so much. He was such a great guy, I wish I could have met him.
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BlackVixenStudios Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2006
I never actualy got to meet him, But I did go to his Zoo, and I did get to talk to him and Terri on the phone 4 years ago when he was doing that contests, do you remember it? He was live and having people call in to wina chance to visit his zoo? I didn't win, But I got to say hi. and I'll never for get that. It's my special memory.
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ervae Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2006   Photographer
I adore the emotion you managed to capture in this. -favs it-
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ladyhawk21 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2006   General Artist
thanks... it was just the first thing that came to mind, since he was so close to his crocs and all
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Seanboy Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2006
Never ever ever ever ever ever ever ever EVER EVER! forgotten!
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ladyhawk21 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2006   General Artist
EVER EVER!!! But missed very badly.
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Seanboy Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2006
EEEEEEEEEEEVVVVVVVVVVVVVVEEEEEEEERRRRRRR RR!!!! And very very very very very very VERY badly.
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SoraOkami Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2006   Traditional Artist
You did wonderful on this. I will miss him. :cries:
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ladyhawk21 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2006   General Artist
I will too. Thank you.
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Majusca Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2006
He was the best. :heart: Great picture. :D
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ladyhawk21 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2006   General Artist
He was indeed, many thanks.
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Letdragon Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2006
Very fine work indeed. I will miss him a lot
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ladyhawk21 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2006   General Artist
Indeed, I will too. Many thanks.
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Letdragon Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2006
You're welcome

I just know the crocs and gators must feel the most hurt
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ladyhawk21 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2006   General Artist
I don't know, that stingray has to feel pretty bad... as Steve would have said, it was only spooked and it was tryin' to defend itself after all. :'(
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Letdragon Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2006
I suppose you have a point there too. I hope no one hates the stingray either
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ladyhawk21 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2006   General Artist
sadly, people are hating on them. Stupid people.
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Letdragon Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2006
I imagined as much
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AceTheLynx Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2006
nice pic and let him reat in peace
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ladyhawk21 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2006   General Artist
Thank you. He will be greatly missed
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Pikablue Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2006
R.I.P. We'll miss u greatly. <3
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ladyhawk21 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2006   General Artist
What a great guy he was. <3
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AquariusPrincess Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2006
<3 RiP, Steve-o.
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:iconladyhawk21:
ladyhawk21 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2006   General Artist
indeed. He was a superb human being.
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missypena Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
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PryceThePinguin Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2006
He was a cool guy, and I'll miss his work...
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ladyhawk21 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2006   General Artist
Me too
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PinkHare Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2006
I agree with every word there. And anyone who speaks down on Setev saying "It was bound to happen", well damn on them. Steve was a hero to millions across the globe and many tears will be shed for him, including my own
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MyopicMastermind Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2007
I'm not saying Irwin wasn't a great man and everything, but in his line of work, it was going to happen. He knew what the risks were, and probably that he was going to die doing what he did eventually, and in my eyes that makes him all the better as a person. Saying you could give your life for a cause is one thing; actually putting yourself in a position to do so, every day, is something completely different. Don't get me wrong; I was shocked and saddened by the news of his death just as you were. Just not entirely surprised.

Oh, and one more thing... did you notice the play on "crocodile tears"?
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Hiking-the-world Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
None of us are really surprised...I mean, we did have sort of an "imortal" label placed on Mr. Irwin because of all he has survived, but we always knew in our hearts he can't possibly have a lengthy life. But even knowing that does not make the pain any less. You are right to say his willingness to give everything for his mission truly does make him one of the better people. I can not name many that sincerely mean it when they say they would risk their life for their cause.
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ladyhawk21 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2006   General Artist
I'm glad to know that I'm not the only one who has cried. Thank you.
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PinkHare Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2006
I'm sure many tears were shed for such a great hero
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ladyhawk21 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2006   General Artist
Hopefully we can all take a page out of his book and all step up our conservation efforts so that the world can better place for both our children, and his.
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PinkHare Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2006
I know I certainly will, I already volunteer at one shelter, but I'll do my best to help the wild animals as well, and recycle, or at least try. :)
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ladyhawk21 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2006   General Artist
Me too. I think I'm going to take on more hours at the wildlife center where I work, and maybe try to establish a new one near where I go to college.
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PinkHare Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2006
that would be well worth the effort. Good luck with that, truly. The world
neds Good people
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bloobirds Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2006
amazing.
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:iconladyhawk21:
ladyhawk21 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2006   General Artist
Thank you. He was a good man.
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bloobirds Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2006
he really was :(
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