Steve Irwin’s Son Almost Died And We Cannot Go Through This Again
It’s still too soon for most millennials to discuss the late great Steve Irwin. Irwin who was affectionately known as the “Crocodile Hunter” died getting stung by a sting-ray in 2006 while filming a documentary meant to raise awareness about the Great Barrier reef. Irwin left behind his wife Terry and two children Bindi and Robert, all of whom continue to run his famous Australia Zoo and now host a show called Crickey! It’s the Irwins on Animal Planet. We all miss him constantly and can barely even look at sting-rays.
His son Robert is 18 years old (the spitting image of his dad) and the new “Crocodile Hunter” of the Zoo and on TV where he demonstrates crocodile power and speed while feeding the crocs up close and personal inside their enclosures.
On the Season Finale of Season 3 of Crickey! It’s the Irwins, Robert climbs into the crocodile pen to feed Casper the not so friendly 12 foot monster. Casper lunges at Robert and starts to chase him, ignoring the food Robert has thrown in his direction. We hear Robert yell “bail bail bail!” as he flees the dragon, managing to escape.
This would not be the first time Robert has been too close to the mouth of a crocodile. He has been narrowly not getting eaten by dinosaurs since infancy when his dad famously held him in his arms while feeding a massive croc.