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Of course Steve Irwin shreds in khaki. Should have guessed.

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kai-ol

Seeing a surfer wearing a UPS uniform isn't that funny. Steve Irwin wearing his gator wrestling get-up while surfing (quite adeptly) and then jumping off to grab a snake out of thin water is hilarious.


xittditdyid

The socks and shoes killed me.


NikkolaiV

Not even just shoes...straight up boots. I like to believe his closet looked like a cartoons' closet, just dozens of the same outfit. I really do miss the dude.


god34zilla

It's also venomous and he put it on his head.


linderlouwho

Was that a Sea Snake?


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Banded sea crait


Next_Base_1038

Uhhhh isn’t that the most poisonous in the world????


AppleSpicer

Yep 🙃 super deadly


Plantsandanger

Imagine how uninsurable that show must’ve been to shoot lol


AppleSpicer

They probably covered the equipment but not the people


TheoreticalJacob

I actually remember a bit of information about this. Sea Snakes are supposed to be extremely docile, especially in the water


AppleSpicer

This is true! Still, it’s gambling with your life that the creature wouldn’t become understandably scared and try to defend themself. I’ve read they can even be very curious snakes and that most bites happen when people try to kill these guys. If you saw one in the water and calmly left the area the chances of getting bit by one are almost nothing. Still, putting one on your head for the lolz isn’t for anyone other than our GOAT Steve Irwin


ttubravesrock

He took it out of the water though.


yawya

so.... take it out of the water and put it on your head?


stuff_rulz

I think the snake was more excited to see Steve than Steve was to see it. "Aww cool, I'm on TV!"


tripletaco

*venomous Poisonous is if you injest it; venomous is when it tries to eat you.


Horatio_Chimichanga

Did you see it? it was a see snake


Albie_Tross

I audibly laughed.


Hey_Bim

r/angryupvote


BLU3SKU1L

Sea snakes are usually very docile though. They won’t bite stuff that isn’t food unless it’s being hurt.


theSandwichSister

I really like this tidbit, thank you.


violette_witch

He is the original “do it for the vine/tiktok/etc”


dummythiccpatrick

Yea its because the way he was holding it prevented it from doing a 180 in that distance. i think thats why he brought it closer and above his head. Edit:nvm snake totally could have bit his head if it tried


lasertitsnow

Seriously look at how cool you had to be to be famous back then.


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THE_CHOPPA

Survivor bias. You only remember the cool ones. There was a lot of not cool people that were famous in the 90’s. Like Carson Daly and Fred durast.


voldin91

Always gotta hear them argue about who she gave head to first


Krisapocus

I think those are surfing booties.


Something_Berserker

Surfing booties confirmed. I mean, get a gander at that tuchus!


lll_lll_lll

Reef shoes, made of neoprene.


Incognonimous

He was born in khakis, he bathes in them, sleeps in them. Every few months he would shed them as they got to small, and reveal the new set he had grown underneath.


kerphunk

He was an upstanding never-nude indeed!


seirraTango

There are dozens of us. Dozens!


blizzardlizard

"As if to say, "G'Day Steve! Have a look at me!"


PineappleWolf_87

I died when he did that! Like just mentions it’s the venomous snake and proceeds to put on head next to face. Classic Steve ❤️


Puppenstein11

Yeah that clip totally reminded my heart why steve was so universally loved and respected. Dude was probably our one hope at world peace 🤣🤣


SheIsNotWorthIt

Not just any Snake, a Venomous Snake


bug_man_

I was gonna say aren't sea snakes some of if not the most venomous on earth? What a mad man


deliberatechoice

"The neurotoxic venom of the banded sea krait makes it among one of the most lethal creatures in our oceans and its venom is 10 times more powerful than that of a rattle snake. The venom attacks the nervous system of the victim and can result in convulsions, paralysis, cardiac failure and even death. Each krait can produce up to 10 – 15mg of venom. Only a fraction of the amount produced will result in a lethal dose, however, this species is extremely docile, non-aggressive and does not attack unless in self-defence. There have been reports of bites in the past and these have been almost entirely sustained by fisherman who have accidently caught a banded sea krait in a net and have been attempting to free it or simply did not know it was there and lifted it out by hand. There is an old saying that this species cannot open its jaw wide enough to bite a human but this is not true. Like all snakes it is able to open its mouth extremely wide – wide enough to swallow a moray eel whole!" This is what he put on his head


Maliluma

I've heard that they are very reluctant to bite. ...I would never put one my face though...


Daytonaman675

And this is why no one will ever remember your name.


thesecoloursdontrun

>> out of thin water Nice.


apersonwithdreams

Happy cake day!


DillPickle52089

I love that dude in the back who just screams “SNNAAKKEE!!”


HansChrst1

He is like a dog seeing a squirrel.


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If anybody ever had the energy and purity of a Lab in real life it was certainly Steve.


MichelleEllyn

Why do I see him as more of a Golden Retriever? :)


m053486

Aahm ridin’ mah seven-foot-six gahn…and gettin’ **completely** busted up


GODLOVESUSALL666

So pitted


magna_pinna

*whpah!*


IGetItCrackin

up busted 'gettin a… ridin Aahm


Structure3

Pretty sure that was his best mate. Wes, I think? He works at the zoo too and was frequently on the show


JenguinActual

I remember this clip, it was definitely in a show about Steve and his life, and that was absolutely Wes. Him and Wes did just about everything together and loved wildlife with similar passion. Went with Steve on most of the adventures, including saving an endangered croc from a pit in a war zone (do correct me if I’m wrong on that.) Wes is still a prominent member of the Zoo last I saw.


Structure3

I hope Wes is doing well. He seems like a really good due too. If Steve loved him so much and trusted him with his life like he did, he must be a good dude.


AnalystOfData

It must be hard to spot wildlife before Irwin does if you're hanging out with him.


Stalhound

Snake? Snake?? SNAAAAAKE!!


goldiehanz

r/iamactuallyverybadass


Lutzelien

I've never seen anything more fitting for that sub than Steve fucking Irwin shredding a wave then cassualy dive down and pull up a snake out of nowhere haha


HankScorpio112233

In boots


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Captain_Wobbles

"Wait wait wait Jerry, you killed WHO? Oh fuck Jerry, oh fuck, you've seriously done it this time. I cannot be seen with you" Seriously, RIP Steve, I spent my childhood watching everything I could of his and still plan to make it to his zoo and pay my respects one day.


soFLa2

Reminds me of John wick. When the idiot kills the dog and everyone in the world asks “who’s dog?” Yeah you fucked up lol


EnduringConflict

I would've loved a twist in that movie where the little shit gets beaten by his dad (instead of just a gut punch) for killing a dog at ***all***. Like he just punishes him for that alone. Then afterwards he learns it was John Fucking Wick's puppy his dead wife sent to him to help him mourn. After he learns that he's just like "God fucking damn it. Knew that little bastard would be the death of me!" and then he just sits down and waits for John with his son tied up on the floor wiggling like a worm in fear. "Hello John, the little shit is all yours. Killing a fucking puppy! Who does that!?" John just noddeds and says "I know right?!" puts a bullet in him and walks out.


Plantsandanger

Netflix should really make more alternate ending versions like the Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt - is love the option to choose “should his dad hogtie and leave him to be dismembered for killing a dog?” And select YES.


Rasputinjones

Of course the movie would have been a lot shorter.


SEND_ME_REAL_PICS

Yeah, I can imagine the stingray going through something like [this](https://youtu.be/zSFzBXDF8mA).


jakehub

Wtf. How’d I go all this time not realizing that Theon Fucking Greyjoy was the one that killed John Wick’s dog?!


Kalashnikov7092

You really fucked up this time Stingray MoOOOrty!


harrymuana

JERRY YOU KIDDING ME??? THAT WAS THE AMBASSADOR OF THE HUMAN RACE!! WHAT IF THEY NOW START FUCKING UP OUR PLANET CAUSING MASS EXTINCTIONS??


busterbrown4200

Yeah man, Saturday morning is when it came on here. Hasn't been same since. Kids still like the reruns,but it was a show I have watched with all 3 growing up. I know the 4 shark episodes by heart thanks to my youngest son.


breadandbutter123456

I was at his zoo a few days after he died. The amount of flowers left outside was enormous.


JazzmansRevenge

Don't badmouth the stingray, Steve wouldn't want us to do that. What happened to him was a fluke, there's like a one in a million chance you'd ever encounter a stingray that would try to hurt you instead of just swimming away. Don't let even his death sour your opinion on the animal that just felt it was protecting itself.


dumbfuckmagee

His death is the epitome of a freak accident. Afaik stingrays don't kill people. Like ever.


Pecheuer

It's like 13 people total... For all of recorded history


Willing_Function

Kinda depressing tbh, it just had to be Steve...


Pecheuer

If it was gonna be anyone, let it be the man who would not be sad about it and would tell you that they are still beautiful and majestic creatures worthy of love. I still miss that man, he is my hero and very much helped me to become a better person


MY13FXT

>Kinda depressing I remember hearing the news of his death. It was the first time someone I considered an idol died. It was so surreal its still little weird thinking about it. Steve Irwin had to be one of the most wholesome persons to exist with the way he interacted with animals, and the natural world.


debequ

Same here, Steve was 1 of the 2 public persons who’s death made me sad. The other one was Anthony Bourdain. May they rest in peace


downwithnarcy

Eh for the average person it’d be a freak accident. For someone who is intentionally getting up close and personal with sting rays it’s probably a lot higher chance of getting injury from them.


HollowShel

another poster said there's only 13 recorded stingray-caused deaths (ever.) Makes it sound only slightly more likely than "getting hit by lightning while being eaten by a shark."


Donny-Moscow

> getting hit by lightning while being eaten by a shark. Right, but that wouldn’t sound nearly as crazy if it happened to someone who regularly went surfing with a golf club during lightning storms


FIR3W0RKS

If I'm not mistaken it's something like 3 stingray deaths since the early 1900's.


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maggie081670

He was so full of life. It was a gut punch to think that a freak accident with a stingray could take him out. And just like that the fun was all over.


NotaVogon

I've really never been impacted by the death of a celebrity like I was when he died. Recently, I started watching the show with his kids. They have embraced his live of animals and continue to spread his message. And his son looks just like him. Crikey! It's the Irwins.


numba1mrdata

>a fluke [A fluke is one of the most common fish in the sea](https://youtu.be/-UBsAGlpQZI?t=262)


Awkward_Mammaries

I was gonna say I hope that stingray got shit for it, but you’re right. Steve wouldn’t want that. The king.


Witness_me_Karsa

Actually after it happened lots of people were killing stingrays, and yes, that would have broken Steve's heart. He loved animals and knew the risks he was taking. He wouldn't blame the stingray.


Aussie18-1998

He'd blame himself. He entered their environment and attempted to interact with it. The stingray just wanted to protect itself. No part of him would ever blame the animal.


retropieproblems

A fluke yes, and I love Steve but… let’s be honest he tended to get in animals space and man handle them more than most would. I don’t think he hurt animals or anything but he did get in their face lol. This video is a good example.


Wacefus

Steve died about 15 years ago. Sting rays live for 5-10 years. So maybe that sting rays grandchildren get bullied?


DistributionFormal12

Ok now I feel old


pneiscunt

what?!? yeah 15 my goodness feels like it was less than 5


anime_mylife

https://youtu.be/QVh6buGtz_g


Cosmic_Kettle

"THIS ONE'S FOR STEVE!"


benjers27

Jesus it slapped the tf outa it


TheSweetestSinW

How was he so good with animals? That snake didn't even care about him being this close


shandangalang

Sea snakes are notoriously chill. They’re still *super* venomous, but they aren’t super prone to using it


TheRiteGuy

Except, we've seen Steve do this with all kinds of aggressive animals. He just knew his way around animals.


shandangalang

You’re absolutely right. I was just responding to the question being asked with respect to this animal in particular.


--_-Deadpool-_--

Crocodiles, snakes, spiders, lizards... The man was literally a blink of an eye away from death so often. I truly believe that he had a sixth sense when it came to interacting with animals of all kinds. His calm demeanor and respect for the creature he interacted with truly was something else and the world is a lesser place without him.


6-underground

I will never forget him unknowingly standing in a rattlesnake nest, I believe eastern diamondbacks. He just calmly began moving them one by one like it was nothing. He was an amazing dude that I couldn’t help but watch and listen.


nutmegtell

Yes! He said it was the only time he was actually scared


Thebraintickler

So, the argument was about snakes usually being chill and not really aggressive, though venomous. I think rattlesnakes are the exception. I've dealt with a lot of them in my life, and maybe they collectively know I have a large collection of prized rattles from my kills, but in general they are a pretty aggressive animal, especially for a snake. I've dealt with a lot of snakes, I used to love them (still do) and would catch them all the time as a kid. Rattlesnakes are a different beast, you generally don't just grab those things to say hi, if you really want to catch one generally you need a tool (stick), and even the rattlesakes are fucking strong. They are one beefy snake (probably why we eat them?). So, honestly, stay clear of rattlesnakes unless you are familiar with them, and treat them with a ton of respect. As for my murdering of lots of them, it's just where I grew up and kind of what you had to do around structures. I wouldn't kill them if I was on a trail somewhere or out in nature, I would move them off the trail if I could so that others wouldn't happen upon them, but when they get too close to your house and stuff you sometimes just have to take *care* of them. It's unfortunate, and yes, we are moving into their home, I recognize that, but it wasn't my choice to be born and live alone on a mountain in the wilderness.


claudekim1

its cuz the term animals smell fear is legit true to a degree. i notice this alot with dogs


PineappleWolf_87

I don’t know if they “smell” fear as much as they highly away of body language subtle ness because that’s this most animal communicate. Dogs and and most animals can tell your mood by the way you move, tone of your voice, tempto, certain gestures or movements. There are some stress hormones that can be emitted but animals are just more in tune to body language than we are. People like Steve have the amazing ability to be more in tune and aware of body language of animals than most people.


Caveskelton

I feel like that is gonna end badly


gaslacktus

I mean eventually…


TheRiteGuy

He inspired us to love animals and respect nature. He might be gone, but his legacy lives on. I was only 6 or 7 when I started watching his shows. He had a huge impact on how I look at animals and nature in general. He taught us about conservation in a fun format that was easy to binge on. And his kids continue the legacy. I'd say it's going okay for him.


RockleyBob

What’s the worst that can happen?


NoKindheartedness832

Oh, you know, a stingray.


stuntobor

Well. All animals except ONE I would suppose.


SmoothBrainSavant

fun fact they swim to divers which is mistaken for aggression but was recently confirmed its because they’re horny.. and confused.


KreoDemir

He just knows they are not aggressive. Whats really impressive is when he calms down aggressive animals with his more wholesome than Jesus+Bob Ross energy.


Dafish55

If there were ever a man to give a male hippo a belly rub, it would’ve been Steve Irwin.


Nobody_epic

I'm fairly certain that he was terrified of hippos (rightfully so!) and parrots


Professor_Crab

Lmao the “and parrots”


AstridDragon

I don't know about sea snakes as much but regular snakes if you know what you're doing you can pick them up without pissing them off too much. Mostly about not grabbing them from above and squeezing (like a predator might), but sort of sliding your hands under them. (Played with many wild caught garter, ribbon, and fox snakes growing up)


RaptorPrime

He knew how to safely *go for it*, if the animal showed any aggression at all he would respect it and wouldn't force the handling, at least not in the same manner. He pushed the limits for sure, and got away with a bunch of shit that nature let him, mainly because he had the balls to.


ClevelandGenXer

Miss this guy so much. What a human.


LJ-Rubicon

[Listen to him here talk about money](https://youtu.be/cKA35IrcEvo) I wish so badly that the world was ran by people like Steve Irwin. Imagine our budget being spent on wildlife habitats instead of war Imagine if being deployed meant going to a different country to help train their zoos or wildlife management teams


TheOtherCoenBrother

The way his wife is just BEAMING listening to him talk always gets to me, that family as pure in the truest since of the word. I know none of us here personally knew the man, but I have no doubt in my mind that if he could see what his kids are accomplishing, “proud” wouldn’t be enough to describe it. Steve is the one celebrity I truly miss to this day, no one else has ever come close and I don’t think anyone ever will. He was truly a special person


stephenBB81

Because I'm nearing 40, Fred Rogers is the one celebrity I put above Steve Irwin, though it would be pretty close. 2 people who used TV to make peoples lives better.


TheOtherCoenBrother

Rogers is another absolutely unique soul. Only reason Steve beats him out for me is the same reasoning; he was just a huge part of my childhood. Rogers taught me to respect my fellow man, Steve taught me to respect the world and the creatures who we share it with. I wouldn’t be the man I am today without those two, and I truly wish I had the chance to tell them that.


PhotoQuig

Rogers, Steve, and Bob Ross. The trifecta of wholesome.


HansChrst1

fuck you man, you told me it was about money. I'm sitting here crying now! Hopefully his kids will carry his "football" to the touchline.


MadRaymer

If that made you cry, don't watch his memorial service. I've seen it a few times, but every time I watch them [load up his truck](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7rdyVP95XiE) for the last time to the song "True Blue" it gets me.


Marcus_living

Well fuck me I guess it's crying time now.


LJ-Rubicon

I legit cry every time I watch that video, you're not alone


letsgoheat01

Ty for posting that.


SettingsSet

Such a passionate and talented person. Rest in peace.


dementian174

Oh look at this incredibly venomous snake. I’m going to DRAPE IT OVER MY FACE. .... god I miss him.


Blackrain1299

Ahem.. venomous


dementian174

Oop- good catch


Kindly_Region

Did he just bare hand a snake out of the water? Was this dude even human?


agentSMIITH1

The best.


Mchammerdad84

He is a testament to our potential. Sadly, none of us typically come close.


crispygrapes

Why did u/StephanEymany copy your exact comment and paste it as a response to the top comment?


Kindly_Region

Karma farming maybe?


averagedickdude

Did he just bare hand a snake out of the water? Was this dude even human?


JazzmansRevenge

This isn't even in the top 10 crazy shit he'd done, anyway, not like he was a stranger to snake bites. [Observe](https://youtu.be/dnfn6rV4sL0)


Doctor-Jay

Lmao he *apologizes* after getting bit in the neck by a python and remaining cool as a cucumber, what a badass. I would be freaking the fuck out and trying to rip it off of me with tears in my eyes.


encinitas2252

Aw it's like he felt bad that he did something to provoke the snake to bite.


-UnassumingLocalGuy

“There he goes. One of God's own prototypes. A high-powered mutant of some kind never even considered for mass production. Too weird to live, and too rare to die.”


sirwillups

Did he say [hot snakes](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k7b28jy-6bU)?


00dlesOfN00dlez

Should’ve been a given, but I had no clue he surfed.


ValjeanLucPicard

He also did MMA. A guy who worked with him was a UFC fighter, Kyle Noke. He said that Steve would get so excited the night before training that he couldn't sleep. Also, that while his standup wasn't the best, once he got you down you couldn't get him off.


BosnianIndigo

In these few seconds of video, i realised Steve was a bloody machine. A tank, to be a bit more specific. Dude was crashing in that ocean more nonchalantly than i do in shower. MAYBE i could surf out in boots.big maybe. But i would be declared Missing,and thats not maybe at all.


Ariochxxx

Yeah!! Absolute dolphin in the water. Shreds it and then dives in a second to catch a sea snake. A Titan of a man.


phillycheese

I believe it, since he regularly wrestles 15 ft gators and I don't think I'm stronger than a 15ft gator.


Willfishforfree

He's Australian. I just assumed he surfed.


Aloha5OClockCharlie

Did he have that medical disorder that literally prevented him from feeling fear? The way he gets on that board like he owns the ocean... then he grabs that snake to prove he owns the ocean. TIL Steve Irwin was Poseidon


hootanahalf

Can't be. His son walking in his footsteps. And Robert Irwin sounds so genuine and caring that you do start to see the beauty of animals traditionally not associated with that term!


Shagger94

Nah he openly admitted to being scared in many different situations. The difference in a man like that, is that he used that fear, and respect for the animal he's handling, to do things the right way and not take unnecessary chances. It's the worst form of irony that the man who spent his life around extremely dangerous animals was killed by such a normally docile creature.


Broccoli_Pipoca

Steve would never say or believe he owned anything in nature. He did things bc he loved them and wanted to show the beauty. It wasnt juvenile testosterone


gentlemanjacklover

Steve's bravery and love for animals never ceases to amaze me. Fear and anxiety were not apart of that man's DNA lol


apittsburghoriginal

If we go extinct I just want aliens to find footage of Steve Irwin


Rexxaroo

I still ache every time I see Stever Irwin. Taken too soon. Hes a treasure and cant thank him enough for the good he did for this world!


circleofblood

What a maniac


TILtonarwhal

There’s jokes about it all over, but he **truly did** go out doing exactly what he loved, and that’s kinda beautiful to me.


PotatoBomb69

He wouldn’t even have been mad at the Ray that got him, he’d just start going on about how beautiful it was.


Medicated_Manic

He did! When they pulled him onto the boat he said something like "I shouldn't have been in that position above him"


efrimkv

What a human. Steve honestly was cut from a different cloth. I’m so glad to see his legacy lives on within his family and kids


Minerva567

We could really use Steve right now.


Natprk

Absolutely. World is a worse place without him.


numba1mrdata

Those celeb deaths hit me the hardest for sure, the ones where these people literally had a massive net positive effect on society and now they're gone. Steve Irwin, Anthony Bourdain, Robin Williams, Douglas Adams


MantisToboggan1_

This guy just exudes good vibes. The great die young.


6900xtSlayer

As an Australian I am ashamed to not have known he surfed wtf.


ts_m4

How I miss that man


ZigZagBoy94

Used to each home as a kid but haven’t seen anything since my childhood. This man was straight up INSANE for how he handled dangerous animals. It’s such bullshit that a stingray is what cut his life short. He was one of a kind.


Zachg298

the more I learn about how he died the more of a freak preventable accident it seems


SheOutOfBubbleGum

I firmly believe that if he had survived to go to Bindis wedding, he 1000% would have pulled a Garth Brooks and shown up in his khakis and boots. New ones of course Edit: I just wanted to add I say this with total and complete love and in no way is this a dig at Steve Irwin


FightThaFight

An Impeccable Warrior, a Bodi and a SHREDDER 🤙


PeachImaginary4016

Omg I remember this episode... nostalgia hurts sometimes


lundyblue

Mad cunt


JRCIII

Khaki shorts, and are those socks? Some kind of boots or booties?


ExactlySorta

THERE ARE OCEAN SNAKES?!?!


Honest_Interest

Sea snakes


physlizze

It's the stuff of nightmares, but yes, there are aquatic snakes


konhaybay

Dude did with his socks ok….legend!!!!


TTTfromT

It’s still a loss that he’s gone. I like to think that if he was still here, he’d team up with David Attenborough and Greta Thunberg to kick the politicians asses on climate change.


ProfessorHardw00d

He’s also be the king of Australia by now


ElegantElephant42

Free kookaburras for everyone!


desiccatedmonkey

I miss him.


Molxve

He was shreddin! Who wlda thunk


ntrpik

Surfing at that level is not easy. This guy continues to impress me.


iDuddits_

Haha yeah, everyone is talking about him grabbing the snake but apparently he was a great friggin surfer! Like had to second guess if that was a stunt double at first hah


TimTheTexan92

"Hot Snakes".....is that Andy Dwyer?


GothMullet

He just dunked his head in the water right after he got super barreled?! What is that a trick?


robo-dragon

It’s so beautiful how he handles smaller animals like that snake. He’s so gentle and the snake showed no fear. He was always so respectful of nature and the creatures that call it home. Miss him always!


listenup78

Crikey


Grabatreetron

Always wondered how he got those snakes to not bite him


gman1951

The Legend.


omgburritos

/r/NextFuckingLevel


DontBelieveHimHer

This is also like really good surfing. Not just some guy on a board, he is crushing it.


Zuke_6

…..and the nicest bloke in the lineup.


jpt8188

A man amongst boys. What a legend he was


TechNicol

It’s pronounced khaki Rick


OmgBsitka

He was beyond time 😭❤️


DrunkenDutchMeneer

I’m gonna tell my kids this is God