Stingray Kills 'Crocodile Hunter' Steve Irwin
STEVE INSKEEP, host:
Fictional television dramas could hardly compare to the excitement conveyed by Steve Irwin. He's stalked reptiles on the Crocodile Hunter.
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Mr. STEVE IRWIN (Wildlife Adventurer): Yeah, here's my target. Here's what I'm looking for. Oh, and it's a little beauty, too. I'd estimate him to be around about a six-footer. Perfect!
INSKEEP: This morning we have to report that Steve Irwin has died. He was 44.
He was killed today by a stingray while filming on Australia's Great Barrier Reef. His enthusiasm for animals was so great that one animal rights activist calls him a modern-day Noah.
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