I woke up to the news that Steve Irwin died in a freak stingray accident. I'm sure everyone on my flist knows this by now, but I just wanted to add my condolences. His enthusiasm and love for all creatures great and small shone through everything he did, and it was nice to see someone with a worldwide voice who appreciates reptiles as much as I do. His life's work was making the unloveable into something we could at least understand and even admire, and he will be sorely missed. Condolences to Terri, Bindi, and Bob, and the rest of his friends and family.