Tuesday, September 12, 2006

This Is Just Flat Out Sick!

Fears of revenge attacks on stingrays over Irwin death
At least ten stingrays have been found dead and mutilated on Australia’s eastern coast in the last week in what conservationists believe could be revenge attacks for the death of Steve Irwin, the popular naturalist and television personality.
Now, unless sharks have become selective, I'd say something's afoot.
The dead stingrays have been discovered on two beaches in Queensland state, where Mr Irwin lived and ran his popular wildlife park, Australia Zoo. Two of the unfortunate rays, discovered today, were retrieved with their tails lopped off, according to local fishery officials.
No doubt the sharks targeted the tails. I am disgusted! Steve Irwin was the conservation type, and if this is representative of his "fans", then don't count me among them. Truthfully, I found him amusing, but I also found him annoying - too bloomin' perky! Having had an encounter withstingrayss, I found them fascinating, but hardly aggressive. What happened to Irwin was an act of self defense on the part of the 'ray, and for anyone to mutilate these creatures out of "revenge" is down right revolting.