sSNAKESs : Reptile Forum

Go Back   sSNAKESs : Reptile Forum > Community Forums > General Discussion


Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-02-04, 04:56 PM   #16 (permalink)
Invictus's Avatar
Join Date: Jun-2003
Location: Calgary, AB
Age: 40
Posts: 5,641
Send a message via MSN to Invictus
He's pulling a Michael Jackson incident, except instead of dangling a baby off a balcony, he's dangling a baby in front of a croc?
- Ken LePage
Invictus is offline  
Old 01-02-04, 08:31 PM   #17 (permalink)
Veteran Member
gonesnakee's Avatar
Join Date: Oct-2002
Location: Calgary, Alberta
Age: 49
Posts: 4,098
"IN THE MEANTIME AND INBETWEEN TIME, THAT'S IT ANOTHER EDITION OF CROC HUNTER" I too used to like watching him, but I have a real hero now Rob Bredl (sp?) aka barefoot bushman. he makes Steve Irwin not only look like an idiot, but a wimp in comparrison. Mark I.
P.S. Too bad Steve couldn't do a show where he dangles MJ over the croc pit LOL that I'd like to see, UMMMM pedophile for lunch!
Mark's GONE SNAKEE! working with select Colubrids (Corns, GB Kings, EIs) and Woma Pythons
All stock parasite free and established on F/T prey. No PMs please email at
gonesnakee is offline  
Old 01-02-04, 08:56 PM   #18 (permalink)
Former Moderator no longer active
Join Date: Feb-2002
Location: Christchurch
Posts: 10,251
He's done a lot of good, and has contributed his share of bad, but child endangerment is a bit over the top. Endangering yourself is one thing, but a baby is another. Of course the press is going to have a field day with it, and yet again puts herps/herpkeepers back in the press under the familiar negative light
Linds is offline  
Old 01-02-04, 10:32 PM   #19 (permalink)
Neo's Avatar
Join Date: Jul-2003
Location: NC
Age: 28
Posts: 755
Send a message via AIM to Neo
Well Terri was giggling and Steve said he was under control and the baby wasnt harmed. I'd actually believe it when he said they had everything under control so i dont think the baby was in danger. I dont think steve did it to impress the crowds.. he just wanted to acustom his son to crocs.

edit: i might be contradicting what i said in my first post but this is after i saw those pics and quotes.
Neo is offline  
Old 01-03-04, 09:47 AM   #20 (permalink)
Join Date: Jul-2003
Location: Kansas
Age: 32
Posts: 3,427
Send a message via MSN to sapphire_moon Send a message via Yahoo to sapphire_moon
thats just wrong. He would never have had enough time to pull that baby up had the croc decided that he looked like that piece of chicken.
The Mischief:
Neptune, Zion, Enigma,

Mischief~ Hamster
sapphire_moon is offline  
Login to remove ads
Old 01-03-04, 09:59 AM   #21 (permalink)
Siretsap's Avatar
Join Date: Jan-2003
Location: Montreal, Canada
Age: 36
Posts: 1,177
I personally wouln't do it with my kid, but I am not Steve. He was raised with crocs and all Australian wildlife. Would you have stepped on a venemous snake to pin it down when you were 4 or 6? You think he is weird doing those things around crocs, watch the Barefoot Bushman, now that is odd. But then again, reptiles act out of instinct, and with time you can know just what they will do and Bushman proved it many times. I do not see anything that wrong here, he knew what he was doing and I am sure if he tought for a sec the baby would be in danger, he wouln't have done it.
Siretsap is offline  
Old 01-03-04, 10:38 AM   #22 (permalink)
Join Date: Sep-2003
Location: Southern Ontario
Posts: 318
Rob Bredl is the real deal. Irwin's just a sensationalistic bone-head, and he's just proved it (AGAIN) in front of the world.

And yes, I remember Monty Krizen's show! Now THERE was a real herper.
Only saw it a few times, but I absolutely LOVED it. Hey, remember the big Rhino iguana with the spiked collar on that used to just sit there through the show? Awesome.


"PEARL - The best reason to play drums"
Simon Sansom is offline  
Old 01-03-04, 10:54 AM   #23 (permalink)
Mustangrde1's Avatar
Join Date: Nov-2002
Location: Fort Pierce Florida
Posts: 1,049
Send a message via AIM to Mustangrde1
The actions in regards to what just occurred was careless endangerment of thier own child. If any qualified handler wants to go in to his animals padock that is his risk and responcibility.

The problem now comes in that he took an infant in with him causing some distraction to what he was doing. When dealing with dangerous animals your complete consentration is needed. Steve himself has had many close calls by himself and has been bitten on more than one occasion.

Had that croc made a unexpected lunge and Steve tripped and fell and dropped the infant then that croc would most likely had a free neo snack.

Yes many private parties keep large animals or dangerous ones! But how many would be so foolish to place thier own child at risk when it is unwarranted? I have always had a major problem with his free handling of venomous reptiles and now he places his own son's life in potential danger. He is a representitive to the world of the reptile community. His actions on Tv and Film many people could preceive to be how we all conduct ourselves. This is a danger to our rights to keep our animals.

Understandably someone will try and bring up Corwin, O'Shea , Marvin, and say look what they do! Ok I will look they use the proper tools for working with dangerous animals. Nor do they place other people in danger on camera in the publics eye. Steve would be a far better ambassador to the reptile community if he would simply start showing the proper respect for correct handling practices and safety equiptment.
Scott Bice

The worlds most deadly snake is the one you do not see.
Mustangrde1 is offline  
Old 01-03-04, 11:58 AM   #24 (permalink)
scalawag's Avatar
Join Date: Nov-2003
Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
Age: 53
Posts: 238
The fact that Irwin stated that he had the croc under control proves that he believe his own press releases. What an ego.Sure some animal CAN have predictable behaviour but ask anyone that works with animals, on camera and off(even Irwin himself) and I bet that everyone will say that animals don't always do what you want them to. Endanger yourself, fine endanger a 1 month old who has no choice, GIVE ME A BREAK. how can anyone justify this??? Crikey Honey, They Took My Kids
Don't you wish you were me... I know I do- Arthur Bach
scalawag is offline  
Old 01-03-04, 12:32 PM   #25 (permalink)
MartinW's Avatar
Join Date: Apr-2003
Location: Ottawa, Canada
Age: 38
Posts: 352
I think Steve knows enough to be able to do that safely. I wouldn't be surprised if it's just as dangerous as carrying a baby across a busy road when you know what you're doing. Of course bringing a baby to meet a croc isn't really necessary whereas carrying a baby across the road might be at some times.
Now 100% herp free!
MartinW is offline  
Login to remove ads
Old 01-03-04, 12:43 PM   #26 (permalink)
BoAddict's Avatar
Join Date: Aug-2003
Location: southern ontario
Age: 45
Posts: 521
Send a message via MSN to BoAddict
ok so this was stupid and dangerous, but how many of you smoke around your kids? or your kids are subjected to second hand smoke?
this is dangerous too but you dont see these parents being put under a spotlight for putting there kids in danger, how many times have you been driving and seen a car with kids in it and the parents smoking.
the big deal is only because he is on TV.
BoAddict is offline  
Old 01-03-04, 01:24 PM   #27 (permalink)
scalawag's Avatar
Join Date: Nov-2003
Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
Age: 53
Posts: 238
So just because someone smokes, anthing goes in life. Yes officer, I know I was driving backwards, 110 mph, on the wrong side of the road, but hey, They have peoples smoking out there!!!
Don't you wish you were me... I know I do- Arthur Bach
scalawag is offline  
Old 01-03-04, 01:26 PM   #28 (permalink)
scalawag's Avatar
Join Date: Nov-2003
Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
Age: 53
Posts: 238
We can't justify bad actions by pointing to another bad action. I think the comparative analogy has been M Jacksons dangling incident which is a closer analogy.
Don't you wish you were me... I know I do- Arthur Bach
scalawag is offline  
Old 01-03-04, 02:45 PM   #29 (permalink)
Katt's Avatar
Join Date: Mar-2002
Location: British Colombia
Age: 34
Posts: 2,525
Bringing a baby into a croc enclosure sounds pretty stupid, but so does letting an 8 - 9 yr old kid hold the head of a burmese python.

I've watched this Rob Bredl, and maybe it's just the shows I've watched, but he's got a really rough way of handling snakes and lizards. Plus he flirts with the young girls too much.

These shows are really just to get us excited and stuff. I mean look at Fear Factor, the stuff on that show is just cruel, disgusting, and lame-o, but hey, it's TV, not the real world.
Katt is offline  
Old 01-03-04, 02:55 PM   #30 (permalink)
Join Date: Mar-2002
Posts: 5,936
Send a message via ICQ to marisa Send a message via MSN to marisa Send a message via Yahoo to marisa
I like Steves show but doing this in front of ANYONE was just plain stupid. He has admitted as much now since the child welfare department was called on them.

Fine get your son used to crocs like your dad did, but do it in private.

marisa is offline  
Login to remove ads
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:38 AM.

Powered by vBulletin®
©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright © 2002-13, Hobby Solutions Inc.


SEO by vBSEO 3.1.0