Most Brutal Animal Attacks On Humans

The Stingray That Killed Steve

25. The Stingray That Killed Steve

Steve Irwin, renowned for his love for animals and for introducing an entire generation of tele viewers to animals native to Australia, died from a sudden stingray attack mid-way during the filming of a documentary. Famously known as the ‘Crocodile Hunter’, Steve was no stranger to handling all sorts of poisonous and non-poisonous animals.

However, while Steve was actually holding the eight-foot-wide stingray in his hands and speaking directly to the camera, he was stung multiple times in the space of a few minutes and one of those barbs went over his heart. This caused him to bleed to death within seconds. Although death came instantly, the world lost a much loved wildlife warrior.

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