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One Year Later [Sep. 4th, 2007|10:25 am]
mel_pa
[mood |contemplativecontemplative]

Is anyone here observing the first anniversary of Steve Irwin's
death?


'Croc Hunter' Steve Irwin remembered on first anniversary of his death

Posted : Tue, 04 Sep 2007 13:36:10 GMT
Author : Abdul-Salaam Masheer
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"Crocodile Hunter" Steve Irwin was remembered with fondness across Australia today as it was on this day last year that the 44-year-old Irwin lost his life after a stingray barb pierced his heart even as he was filming underwater.

The Irwin family zoo on the Gold Coast was the focus of attention as many Australian gathered to place wreaths and flowers to commemorate his memory.

Australia Zoo, which was the center of Irwin's life, announced that no special events would be held today. However it added that the hunter's life would be celebrated on November 15, which has been designated as "Steve Irwin Day."

"September 4 is a day for Steve's family, friends and fans to reflect, whilst November 15 will be a day of celebration, just the way Steve would have liked," a statement on the zoo's website said.

Meanwhile it was reported that Irwin's family would gather in the United States at a private location to mark the day. Irwin has a daughter Bindi, 9 and son Bob, aged 3.

Steve Irwin was known for his love of wildlife and animals. He was famous for his work with crocodiles, which drew a huge fan following from across the globe.

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Reggie the Alligator Captured (Without Steve Irwin) [May. 26th, 2007|10:26 am]
mel_pa
[mood |amusedamused]
[music |Bad Boys (Whacha Gonna Do?)]

Two year ago Steve Irwin was going to capture
Reggie the Alligator but, well you know.
However it was the LA Zoo that nabbed Reggie.

Fugitive Alligator Reggie Caught In Los Angeles
(CBS) LOS ANGELES After two years of dodging authorities, Reggie the alligator has been captured.

The rangers had seen Reggie had come up on the lake's grassy area twice over the last two weeks, so a trap baited with chicken was set up. On Thursday, they noticed Reggie crawling up and taking the bait, activating the trap door and catching him in a fenced-in, 300-square-foot area.

KCBS reporter Dave Lopez says the alligator has been spotted several times over the last two years in Lake Machado. He will now be moved to the Los Angeles Zoo, Councilwoman Janice Hahn said.

Hahn, whose district includes Harbor City, said she'd know Reggie anywhere.

"I'm excited and it's unbelievable," said Hahn, while driving in a caravan of vehicles rushing Reggie to the Los Angeles Zoo.

A series of trappers were unsuccessful in catching the gator since it was first spotted in the 53-acre lake at Ken Malloy Harbor Regional Park during the summer of 2005. Their efforts were suspended during the winter months because the alligator was expected to hibernate.

Hahn was getting ready to meet with zoo and Recreation and Parks Department officials to draw up new plans aimed at capturing Reggie.

A crew of gator wranglers from the Australia Zoo in Queensland was scheduled to come to Harbor City in July, but their services will no longer be needed, Molina said.

Professional gator hunters from Louisiana and Florida had tried and failed to lasso Reggie.

After a long disappearance, Reggie popped back into view at the lake on April 30. Before his return, the gator was last seen in October of 2005, and authorities had speculated whether the reptile may have traveled to a nearby flood control channel or died.

Alligators are not native to California and it is illegal to keep them as pets. Reggie was apparently dumped into Lake Machado by a former cop and an accomplice when the alligator became too large for a backyard pond.

Ex-officer Todd Natow and Anthony Brewer, both from nearby San Pedro, were arrested in August 2005.

Natow, an LAPD officer from 1984 to 2001, pleaded not guilty to 14 misdemeanors stemming from the alleged possession of the alligator and the reptile's release into the lake.

Brewer pleaded no contest to a violation of the state Fish and Game Code for releasing an alligator into the lake, and was sentenced to three years probation and 45 days of Caltrans work.

Since Reggie was first spotted, parts of the shoreline have been blocked off and signs posted warning visitors of the presence of the alligator.

(© MMVII, CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved.)
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Terri Irwin Fills in for Larry King [Apr. 5th, 2007|11:07 am]
mel_pa
[mood |chipperchipper]

On 4/4/07 Terri Irwin filled in for
Larry King on CNN's "Larry King Live"
and interviewed Jack Hanna and others
about wildlife conservation. For
the transscript of that program visit
the CNN website.


Has anyone seen the show?
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February 22, 2007 [Feb. 22nd, 2007|10:21 am]
mel_pa
[mood |nostalgicnostalgic]

Happy Birthday, Steve!

Your fans miss you!
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Excessive airtime? [Jan. 16th, 2007|04:57 am]

widdertwin
[mood |uncomfortablepained]
[music |Povl Dissing - Du lille svale]

 I can't speak for the rest of the world, but I have to say the excessive air time Steve Irwin has allotted to him here in Denmark since his death seems a bit gawpish.  Sure, it's touted as a tribute to the dearly departed, but to me it feels like the programmers at the TV stations are sort of goading the audience.  You know, to rub it in? 

Maybe I'm just oversensitive.  I miss that guy.
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Time Warner Took Away My Animal Planet [Nov. 21st, 2006|11:40 am]
mel_pa
[mood |sadsad]

Time Warner Cable took over my basic
cable subscription and took away our
Animal Planet channel unless we get
their digital system--we can't afford that!
As a result I can't watch the Croc Hunter shows
(or anything else on Animal Planet), what can I
do?
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Bindi on Discovery Kids [Oct. 17th, 2006|10:22 am]
mel_pa
[mood |awake]

Did you hear that Bindi Irwin
is going to have her own show on
Discovery Kids?
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(no subject) [Sep. 29th, 2006|07:34 pm]

zetco
[mood |happyhappy]

I am new to this community and I, like all of you, are extremely saddened and grief-sticken to the tragic death of Mr. Irwin.  He was an amazing, intelligent man who has affected many, many lives than anybody could ever imagine.  He was one-of-kind, and there never will be a person like him.  He loved to explore things and loved to make people laugh.  My heart goes out to Mrs. Irwin and her two very young beautiful children.  I hope they continue to carry on Steve's message about life and love and know that they'll be reunited with him one day.  Maybe not on this Earth, but perhaps somewhere in the Afterlife.  I'm proud of Terri, I've seen her in the first interview she did and she seems like a spunky woman!  She has the strength to move on and she knows that Steve would want her and the kids to continue his legacy.

Anyway, I want to share some avatars I made in memory of Steve.  They're probably not the best, but I had a fun time making them.  I'll probably make more later. 




Anyone want to give me tips on some of them then that would be good, too.  Thank you!

Sincerely,
zetco
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RIP Steve indeed [Sep. 19th, 2006|05:36 pm]
kettlebasher
LOL
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Too Early to Ask? [Sep. 16th, 2006|10:14 am]
mel_pa
[mood |contemplativecontemplative]

If and when they make a
bio flick about Steve Irwin
who would you like to see
play him and Terri?
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