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2008-02-19 12:00:04

The 4-year-old son of late Australian wildlife conservationist and TV star Steve Irwin has been bitten by a non-venomous snake, a report said. The Mirror newspaper in Britain said Terri Irwin, Steve Irwin's widow, confirmed their son, Robert, was nipped by a boa constrictor. He picked one of them up and it bit him on the finger. He was so proud to have copped his first hit. He said, 'I hope it wasn't venomous,' so I assured him I wouldn't let him play with venomous ones, Terri Irwin said,...

2006-09-06 06:05:08

By Paul Tait SYDNEY (Reuters) - Steve Irwin's father said on Wednesday he lost his best mate when the TV naturalist known as the "Crocodile Hunter" died in a freak diving accident, adding that his son would hate the fuss of a state funeral. In the first public comments by Irwin's family since his death on Monday while diving off Australia's northeast coast, Bob Irwin thanked his son's many fans from Australia and around the world for their messages of condolence. "Steve and I...

2006-09-06 01:24:02

By Paul Tait SYDNEY (Reuters) - Steve Irwin's father said on Wednesday he lost his best mate when the TV naturalist known as the "Crocodile Hunter" died in a freak diving accident, adding that his son would hate the fuss of a state funeral. In the first public comments by Irwin's family since his death on Monday while diving off Australia's northeast coast, Bob Irwin thanked his son's many fans from Australia and around the world for their messages of condolence. "Steve and I...

2006-09-05 12:11:04

By Michael Perry SYDNEY, Australia (Reuters) - Fatally injured by a stingray, Australian "Crocodile Hunter" Steve Irwin pulled its serrated barb out of his chest before losing consciousness and dying, the world-famous naturalist's manager said on Tuesday. Video footage of the attack shows Irwin swimming above the stingray on the Great Barrier Reef on Monday when it lashed out and speared him in the heart with its barbed tail, manager John Stainton told reporters. "It shows that...

2006-09-05 09:06:37

By Paul Tait SYDNEY (Reuters) - Fatally injured "Crocodile Hunter" Steve Irwin pulled a stingray's serrated barb from his chest before he lost consciousness and died, his manager said on Tuesday as fans worldwide mourned the exuberant naturalist. Hundreds of fans placed flowers outside his Australia Zoo in Queensland state and wrote messages on khaki shirts, part of his trademark uniform, as Irwin's body was flown home after Monday's freak diving accident off Australia's northeast...

2006-09-04 18:37:13

By Mark Felsenthal WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Television company Discovery Communications Inc. on Monday said it mourned the loss of "Crocodile Hunter" Steve Irwin, the Australian talent who cemented its reputation, and said it planned a marathon showing of his programs among other tributes. Irwin, who died earlier on Monday at 44 after being stabbed in the chest by a stingray in Australia while on a filming expedition for Discovery's Animal Planet network, helped bring it worldwide...

2006-09-03 23:53:23

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Steve Irwin, the quirky Australian naturalist who won worldwide acclaim, has died in a marine accident off Australia's northeast coast, local media reported on Monday. Queensland state government sources quoted by Australian Associated Press (AAP) said Irwin, 44, whose television show "The Crocodile Hunter" won international acclaim and popularized the phrase "Crikey," was believed to have been killed by a stingray barb that pierced his chest. He was filming an...