Pet people are a special breed. This blog is for anyone who can't get enough news about the animals in our lives.
Tuesday, September 05, 2006
Follow-up on the Steve Irwin Story
The death of Steve Irwin, the Crocodile Hunter, from a stingray's barb, has sent shockwaves through the world of wildlife exploration and conservation. Here are a couple of stories in today's Herald about the reaction, and further details about his tragic death.
Pet lady: That's my role in the Miami Herald newsroom. I've been here since 1989, during which time I've had eight dogs, a ring-necked parakeet, a chicken, and a lizard named Lance. At the moment, I've got four dogs, two step-dogs, and two cockatiels. A native New Yorker, I came here from Louisville, Ky. I'm a graduate of the University of Arizona, and had a Nieman Fellowship at Harvard in 1988. I have written 233 stories containing the word 'dog' in the past 17 years.