A DVD featuring the final moments of Crocodile man Steve Irwin's life went on sale today amid stark controversy.
A stingray killed the popular naturalist and television celebrity in 2006. The freak accident happened off The Great Barrier Reef outside Australia where the star was filming an underwater documentary.
Irwin, dubbed the real Crocodile Dundee, was best known for his work with crocodiles at Australia's Zoo. The stars unorthodox approach to wildlife sparked outrage across Australia, after cradling his one-month-old son a metre away from a crocodile during a recent show at his Queensland Zoo. Stunned reporters voiced their concerns with one stating; "don't you think that was a bit irresponsible? You could have fallen over".
Irwin, cavalier and cocky, debunked the claims by saying, "for me to fall over, a meteorite would have to come screaming through the atmosphere. It would have to strike Australia, and cause a massive earthquake like the one they had in Iran".
Police are studying videotape taken before the fatal expedition.
Prior to the dive Irwin's TV producer and close friend was heard to voice his concerns over the safety of the star. Irwin, cavalier and cocky as always, replied with, "for me to get hurt, a meteorite would have to come screaming through the atmosphere. It would have to strike the ocean, and cause a massive underwater tsunami like the one they had in South East Asia. Yep, crikey me old sport. Now that really would writhe the usually placid and docile inhabitants of this area and that's for certain."
Irwin's words seemed to instil confidence and reassurance in the TV executive but as Irwin disappeared below the water line, the producer looked up to see a massive meteorite screaming across the sky…