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    Did anyone hear about the Croc Hunter getting killed a stingray, which is crazy consider the things he's gone head to head with. This really sucks I loved that guy! I really feel sorry for his family!

    Larry
     

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    I was shocked and appalled. I loved that crazy guy.
    "To be matter-of-fact about the world is to blunder into fantasy - and dull fantasy at that, as the real world is strange and wonderful." Robert A. Heinlein
     

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    I know, that's a huge loss. He was a good guy and exellent conservationlist and animal lover. It will be hard to replace his character.
     

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    What a freaky accident!

    He was swimming above a stingray and it's very sharp tale stabbed him in his heart. Very sad.... :cry:
     

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    Very sad news! There were a few rumours that he was being pushed too far to take more and more risks for good TV. There always was the potential for real danger. Even a calculated risk is still a risk.

    I would also like to clarify that organization Stingray have issued a press release and deny all involvement. It wasn't them.

     

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    I wasn't sure at first if that was what I heard on the news...but then it was. Crazy.

    At least it was while he was doing what he loved.

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    I thought my hubby was joking when he told me. Thought there was no way! It's pretty sad that most of the world knew before his wife found out.

    It's sad that he passed away, but he did it doing something he loved.
     

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    Fate, or for whatever reason(s) it does seem like alot of famous and very talented people leave us early.
    Having a brief, excellant life, leaving quickly, might not be as bad as working 50 years in a widget factory doing the same job, then waiting to rot away one piece at a time.........
    (Can you tell I have always lived in a town full of very elderly people?)
     

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    Frankly, I expected something tragic to happen to this guy ever since I saw him dangle hiz infant child in front of a crock, using him for "bait"!!!
    It was worse than when Michael Jackson dangled his kid from that balcony!!! Personally, I'm glad it was him and not his innocent kid that paid the price. When are these idiotz gonna learn??? Zigfreid & Roy, Crock Guy, the recent attcaks by chimps on their owners.....
    Wild animalz are just that. WILD! Chimps are cute & all but like any animal they can turn in an instant and they have the strength to do terrible thingz! Tigerz, I don't even have to say anything there.
    Stingrayz, yeah... that is freaky but not unheard of. Especially when you try to ride one! I saw this idiot ride a sea turtle! HIGHLY ILLEGAL!!!!
    These are not for riding! They breathe air and when they are at the surface itz usually cuz they wanna breathe. Then some fu***** idiot jumps on yur back and pushes you under wayer for the sake of a freakin ride! Selfish, exploitive & stupid! I don't know much about this guy, all I can say iz that the very few times I saw his show, he was a total ass!
     

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    Mr. Croc said on Larry King that his infant was not close to the reptile, it was a "stacked" camera angle that made it look real close.
    He said there were two other camera crews there filming and their filmed product shows the true distances involved, so much so that the other film crews didn't even play their film more than once because it didn't look sensational or exploitive.
    There was a medieval king in some small european country who fathered several hundred children and he would dailey hold the one boy over the courtyard from a high balcony, every day for many years.
    Maybe he was acting in accordance to the old story about the guy becoming strong by carrying a calf up the stairs everyday...as the calf grows, so do the muscles..?
    Maybe the king's son was prone to gaining too much weight so this kept the kid out of the candy jar?
    Maybe a sad day involving the king's son triggered the old saying about someone who is getting old, "losing their grip?"
     

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