Steve Irwin’s number finally came up. It wasn’t one of his beloved crocs, or a shark or any of the spectacular, glamorous and lethal animals he’s so often photographed with, but a Stingray. Apparently a spike through the heart dealt the fatal blow.

The Wikipedia page about stingrays even mentions the possibly fatal effects of a sting to the chest.

There were plenty who didn’t agree with him, there were plenty who couldn’t stand his style, but there are also plenty who saw him for what he really was – a man who loved and understood animals. So long Steve, we’ll miss you!

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