RIP, Steve Irwin

I don’t know why the news of Steve Irwin’s sudden death has made me so sad. It’s not as if a man who swings rattlesnakes around by their tails dieing of a stingray sting is all that big a surprise. I’d go so far as to say that he would have wanted to go out in the wild, filming, just probably not now.  But his loss will be felt in the  world of wild life conservation. There hasn’t been a conservationist who stirred the minds of children and adults like this since the Great Jacque Cousteau and there probably won’t be another like him for a long time.