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A Tribute To The Late Steve Irwin

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Steve Irwin was the most inspirational person in my life. I have never had such a role model. He has done so much for me over the past 10 years than more than most people. I have never had such a role model as some may tell from the pictures of me on this website. I never have loved a person like I love Steve Irwin. He seemed like he was a uncle or a father figure to me. He gave me so much that even though I never got to see any of his shows or meet him personally. I know for sure that if I never saw his show I would never be this involved with my conservational efforts in the Southeast.

            The first time I saw Steve Irwin it was back in the late 90s when I was still very young and discovery channel was doing a night of snakes for New Years Eve. I remember it so clearly because I saw him get licked by the world’s most toxic snake the Fierce Snake. I was in such awe-struck when I saw thing in the eyes of an 8 year old boy. I couldn’t believe what he did was real and then on I was hooked.

 I love wildlife my whole life from when I can remember my mum always made terrariums with frogs and lizards living in them. I have always been around reptiles and amphibians and I for some reason or another went for snakes and made that my passion.

When I was a little older I got out of snakes and got into some other things that I found interesting. Then when I was 13 I injured my knee and got back into snakes after watching Croc week on animal planet. I watch tons of episodes of the crocodile hunter that week and decided to get back in snakes. After that I started reading everything and anything I could on snakes and other wildlife.

I know that if it was for this great man I would never have gotten to were I am now with a website, keeping over 40 venomous snakes and non-venomous snakes, and going out snake hunting. Also I would not been wearing khakies and having great fun doing it. I have been fun of it before from people but I have never cared. I have also started doing small documentaries also.

September 4th, 2006 was the absolute worst day of my whole life. When I found out he died it just hit me as hard if my mom or one of my family members had died. I just have been in complete devastation for the last few weeks and just could not believe the truth. I cried and so did my mom for the past few weeks and still am having a very hard time with this whole concept he is gone forever. I am so sad that he had to die so prematurely in the height of his life. He has touched millions and I can only hope that I could do the same. I absolutely will miss him forever.

 

CROCS RULE!, I Will Miss You Mate!

Webmaster, Phillip Higgins



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Live and Let Live

All photos are taken by myself unless noted otherwise. All photos are Copyright 2005-2006. If you would like to use any of my photos just email me and I will be happy to let anyone use them.

 

Need Help Identifing a Snake In your area? First though look through the photos of the snakes and if still have questions email me at timberrattlesnake89@gmail.com and I will take a look at it. And most likely be able to get you a correct anwser. Also please do not send me pictures of snakes that have been choped up into pieces. This really distresses me and I have gotten several emails where there were people who showed me pictures of snakes that they killed and all have turned out to be non-venomous.

 

Never Pick Up, Handle, or Try To Kill Any Venomous Snakes! Most Bites Occur That Way! Never Pick Up A Snake That You Are Uncertain About!

 

Disclaimer!!! Please do not do anything you see me do on this website. Some of these animals are very dangerous and I understand the risk of working with them. The bite from some of these animals can easily kill me or do extreme harm. If you do want to get into venomous herpeculture please do as much research as possible about them before considering working with them. Also I would suggest getting proper training from professional before working with them too. I do not accept any responsibility for anyone elses actions.