Steve Irwin's Ghost Wreaks Its Bloody Revenge

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Really, did the vast Stingray Empire think it could fell Steve Irwin so easily? According to Bonnie Malkin in the Guardian, stingrays are feeling the blowback of their crime in the form of angry humans mutilating the water-logged beasts.

Up to 11 stingrays have been found dead and mutilated on Australia's eastern coast since the Crocodile Hunter's death, prompting fears that Irwin's fans are exacting their revenge on the normally docile fish.

Officials from the department of primary industries and fisheries say two of the dead stingrays were not the victims of revenge attacks, but they have been unable to determine the cause of death of at least another nine.

The fact that the tails and barbs of several of the animals were lopped off has environmentalists worried.

Irwin's group is denouncing the stingray mutilations, which temporarily drives me to regret over my mockery of the situation. Read California Tim Cavanaugh on Irwin here.

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  1. Strike me down, and I become more powerful than you can possibly imagine.

  2. What a wonderful way to honor the conservationist Irwin’s memory.

  3. Human nature — should we laugh? Or cry? Reported your Arab-looking neighbors to the cops lately?

  4. Barbs don’t kill people, Stingrays do.

    Maybe we should have them register their barbs with the government?

  5. You think that’s stupid? Wait until you read about the pack of dimwitted Steve Irwin fans who laid siege to a Schwinn franchise in Brisbane . . .

  6. Gawd. That’s disgusting on so many levels…

  7. Oh, shoot. David fixed his typo before I was able to post something snarky like:

    “Don’t make me anry, Mr. Weigel. You wouldn’t like me when I’m anry.”

  8. If I weren’t marooned here in Sinincincinnati, I would have already strangled a whole passel o’ them evil-doin’ stingray critters.
    (I understand it ain’t easy gettin’ a grip around they necks. Never you mind!)

  9. Speaking of stingrays:

    My last weekend my pop-culture savvy friend used the following name for his bar trivia team:

    “Steve Irwin is killed by marionettes… oh wait, wrong ‘stingray.'”

    Did any body besides me get the reference? Because nobody at the bar did… philistines.

  10. Akira:

    I got it…

  11. The untimely passing of Steve Irwin is a great tragedy. This has effected my family more than I could have imagined; he has been a great influence on myself and my two boys. The world will never be the same. In the past, I have dealt with this type of emotional pain through music. Being a song writer and composer, I have written musical compositions and songs to honour friends, family, and fallen heroes to ease the pain and commemorate the contributions they’ve made in life. Steve falls under the obvious catagory of “HERO.” Please accept and share with the world this musical tribute in honour of the great “CROCODILE HUNTER” Steve Irwin.. WE LOVE YOU STEVE!!

    Sincerely:
    David James

    P.S. – You can visit me at: http;//www.davidjamesmusic.net
    and download the musical tribute “THE MIGHTY STEVE”

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