Is Steve Irwin a fake, who knows, but what about a fake Steve Irwin?
But really... I think Steve has done what he has set out to accomplish and that is bring herps in general to the forefront and bring about an awareness that was not there before he came along. Something else to ponder on.... maybe the crazy handling techniques he uses are to keep him on the tips of our tongues.... look at most herp sites and you will find that the longest running posts, like this one, are ones about Steve and his handling techniques.
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