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ToeTag
Jan 2nd, 2004, 08:58 PM
:eek: From the what was I thinking (http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/3859536/) school...Stevo's gone wacko! Good thing the croc wasn't hungry.

jimbo mack
Jan 2nd, 2004, 09:00 PM
he's wacko but he knows what he's doing

gentenaire
Jan 2nd, 2004, 09:13 PM
If I was the mother of that baby, I'd divorce the guy in an instant. That is totally irresponsible. Do with your own life whatever you want, but don't involve tiny babies!

~ The Leopard ~
Jan 3rd, 2004, 01:47 AM
That's why we never let kids in cars. It's dangerous on the road.

Hang on..... ;)

King Satan
Jan 3rd, 2004, 01:53 AM
they're making too much of a big deal. if it was THAT dangerous, he wouldn't have done it.

azza
Jan 3rd, 2004, 03:40 AM
Steve knows what hes doing :) so stop ya wingin and moanin

SpikeyAidanm
Jan 3rd, 2004, 03:43 AM
It was on the front page of the herald today :lol:

Rtael
Jan 3rd, 2004, 03:46 AM
I hope to hell that you people never have any children.

~ The Leopard ~
Jan 3rd, 2004, 05:28 AM
He's a lucky li'l kid being exposed to experiences like that. Really, his parents know what they're doing.

There are plenty of parents around who expose kids to more danger every day with their abysmal driving, leaving them in the car while they do the shopping, or pop into the casino, etc, etc. That's why I'm not excited about this.

I'd much rather have the Irwins as my parents than all those no-hoper parents out there.

skanky~skanketta
Jan 3rd, 2004, 06:34 AM
whether or not he knows what he's doing is immaterial. the point is that he brought the baby to a crocodile. you can never tell when an animal is gonna go beserk. it was highly dangerous and exposing a child to that kind of danger is irresponsible.

gentenaire
Jan 3rd, 2004, 11:47 AM
Exactly VCR, it's still a wild animal. Roy knew what he was doing when he dealt with tigers in his show. He now knows that wild animals never lose their instincts.

skanky~skanketta
Jan 3rd, 2004, 12:17 PM
yes DD, but this is a wild animal, one of the greatest predators. exposing to the workplace is fine, but at least think about what you're doing!he could have slipped.a wild animal is a wild animal.any slight distraction could have ended in tragedy.

~ The Leopard ~
Jan 3rd, 2004, 10:33 PM
I must say, on reflection, that I hope he keeps his word and doesn't do it again - despite what I said above, and DD's comments, which I agree with.

I really don't think he was being especially irresponsible. The danger to the kid was probably less than it is every time you take a kid driving in your car. Some of those other drivers on the road are a lot more dangerous than crocodiles.

That was doubtless the point uppermost in the minds of Steve and Terri (and they've made that point in interviews). They knew that Steve can control the crocs that he works with, and that their child would not come to harm or be traumatised in any way.

Still, if something freakish *did* go wrong, the impact on all the people who saw it and on Steve and Terri themselves would be terrible - it's not like a kid getting hurt or killed in a car crash. Also, it's obvious, now it's happened, that many people are offended by the symbolism of a little kid being near a dangerous animal like this, however competent the animal trainer might be. Just this once, it's probably better not to go on offending them.

CC
Jan 4th, 2004, 12:02 AM
yes DD, but this is a wild animal, one of the greatest predators. exposing to the workplace is fine, but at least think about what you're doing!he could have slipped.a wild animal is a wild animal.any slight distraction could have ended in tragedy.

Yup, what if he fell? He would have a hard time protecting himself and the baby. The croc would most likely go after what he's got in his hand anyway, since he was just feeding him.

~ The Leopard ~
Jan 4th, 2004, 12:16 AM
Bob the crocodile was unavailable for interview. We did, however, obtain the following comment from a long-time friend of his called Joe:









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King Satan
Jan 4th, 2004, 07:44 AM
Bob the crocodile was unavailable for interview. We did, however, obtain the following comment from a long-time friend of his called Joe:









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lol :p

gentenaire
Jan 4th, 2004, 10:02 AM
i remember being a kid and being exposed to all kinds of things by my dad, including construction sites and tunnel/track building (yes, they do make hard hats for babies.) i think what the croc hunter did here was quite natural, really. he's exposing his child to his workplace. simple. most dad's do that. i know mine did. and...it seems to me that he knows what he's doing. one thing we have to remember is this...what may seem dangerous to most, is not necessarily dangerous to someone whose expertise is in that field....just another days' work.

a) the kid's a month old, do you think he's aware that this is Daddy's workplace?
b) why couldn't he introduce his kid to his workplace from behind the fence?
c) come on, it's nothing but a publicity stunt!
d) he might know what he's doing, the animal doesn't. The animal is still a wild animal, and in the eyes of that animal, that baby looks just like that chicken the hunter was holding in his other arm
e) working with wild animals is always dangerous
f) did your father climb up steep ladders, 5 floors up, with you in your arms?

skanky~skanketta
Jan 4th, 2004, 10:14 AM
thanks beggin beguine!that was what i wanted to say but it was a huge sputter in my mind.

DD, you see. how the heck is the kid suppossed to realize that his father works there?at that age he porlly still doesnt recognize faces, just touch and sound.

~ The Leopard ~
Jan 4th, 2004, 10:52 AM
Come on guys, I think that DD and I are being very conciliatory here, don't you?

I hope that Steve and Terri Irwin are just as conciliatory about all the attacks they have suffered from people who obviously have far less expertise with crocodiles than they do.

It would be a pity if they not only didn't do this again (which would be a good idea, if only because of the symbolism, as I said) but actually retreated into their shells and stopped appearing in public, as they've said they are likely to do, because they are so hurt by all these attacks on them as parents.

I really couldn't blame them. I'm sure they already have plenty of money.

~ The Leopard ~
Jan 4th, 2004, 12:41 PM
Anyway, we sent a reporter to ask another of Bob's friends, Bri, what she really thought about all this.

Here is how she replied.








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~ The Leopard ~
Jan 4th, 2004, 01:16 PM
:tape:


;)

Dizzy Miss Lizzy
Jan 4th, 2004, 01:17 PM
d) he might know what he's doing, the animal doesn't. The animal is still a wild animal, and in the eyes of that animal, that baby looks just like that chicken the hunter was holding in his other arm

--- in the eyes of that animal? what were you, tine? a croc in a former life? how the hell do we know this? and why are arguing over something that's settled?

That was the first thing I thought when I met her.

SpikeyAidanm
Jan 4th, 2004, 01:20 PM
*~ The Leopard ~* :worship: :D

griffin
Jan 4th, 2004, 02:54 PM
Anyway, we sent a reporter to ask another of Bob's friends, Bri, what she really thought about all this.

Here is how she replied.



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:haha:

Seriously, it was a really stupid and dangerous publicity stunt (it was performed in front of a crowd of people - I'm hard-pressed to believe that was a coincidence). Of course parents make mistakes and queistionable decisions just like anyone, but you have to admit this was out there. Wacky Steve may know how to control the crocs, but that baby doesn't, and one slip, trip or misstep and we're looking at a really gruesome accident.

I'm sorry they feel so persecuted over the public reaction - although I'm not sure what they expected, people seem to love judging other people's parenting skills even when the parents in question don't make a point of putting themselves on display - but I hope they focus more on the incident itself than the reaction to it.

Dawn Marie
Jan 4th, 2004, 08:45 PM
Come on people what Steve did was OUTTA line!!

The child had no way of stating that he wanted to be there or not.

His lif was in his irresponsible Dad's and MOTHER'S hands.

One slip and that baby could have been eaten alive.

Steve was a cocky son of a bitch who put his own ego before common sense and his son';s life. or daughter's life.

Tine is right we all know the instincts of crocs. He thought that baby was just like a chicken something good to eat.

If you don't believe me go to the Everglades and throw ina live chicken, after that throw yourself in.

LMAO.. Poor judgement by Steve. and there is nothing that will sawy me to even think it was good judgement.

Michael did hte same stupid thing.

Where is Gloria Alred?