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Steve Irwin Quotes & Sayings
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Last updated Sep 2020
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You know, you can touch a stick of dynamite, but if you touch a venomous snake it'll turn around and bite you and kill you so fast it's not even funny.
Yeah, I'm a thrill seeker, but crikey, education's the most important thing.
Yeah, I think it's an absolute disaster that Australia, the government, allowed kangaroo culling.
Yeah, for some reason parrots have to bite me. That's their job. I don't know why that is. They've nearly torn my nose off. I've had some really bad parrot bites.
Where I live if someone gives you a hug it's from the heart.
When I talk to the camera, mate, it's not like I'm talking to the camera, I'm talking to you because I want to whip you around and plunk you right there with me.
We've evolved from sitting back on our tripods and shooting wildlife films like they have been shot historically, which doesn't work for us.
There's a lot of research behind the scenes that you don't get to see, but I have an instinct that my dad nurtured from when I was born. I was very lucky then.
The only animals I'm not comfortable with are parrots, but I'm learning as I go. I'm getting better and better at 'em. I really am.
The first crocodile I ever caught was at nine years of age, and it was a rescue.
That might have a lot to do with it, but you know, I probably don't show fear, but I suffer from fear like everyone else.
Take the crocodile, for example, my favorite animal. There are 23 species. Seventeen of those species are rare or endangered. They're on the way out, no matter what anyone does or says, you know.
So, my tactic with conservation of apex predators is to get people excited and take them to where they live.
So now what happens is the cameras follow me around and capture exactly what I've been doing since I was a boy. Only now we have a team of, you know, like 73 of us, and it's gone beyond that.
So fear helps me from making mistakes, but I make lot of mistakes.
Making Mistakes quotes
Snakes are just very instinctive to me. I've been playing with snakes since before I could walk. It doesn't matter where or what it is, from the biggest to the most venomous.
Since I was a boy, from this house, I was out rescuing crocodiles and snakes. My mum and dad were very passionate about that and, I was lucky enough to go along.
No, snakes are no problem. I'd go to any country, anywhere, any snakes, not a problem.
No matter where you go and what you do in America, you turn the tele on and you're confronted with violence.
My field is with apex predators, hence your crocodiles, your snakes, your spiders.
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