As the family of the late Steve Irwin make a very welcome return to Animal Planet, it seems like the perfect moment to watch this throwback to the time the Crocodile Hunter was bitten by a snake and called it a 'son of a gun'.


Credit: Animal Planet/The Crocodile Hunter

Perfect. He was quick to point out that this particular snake had no fangs and no venom, so he's in 'no danger whatsoever', all while his face continues to bleed. Peak Steve Irwin, isn't it? He is an absolute legend who is sorely missed.

Yesterday, the amazing news that the Irwin's family are about to make a return to TV on the American network, Animal Planet, was announced. Animal Planet was the original home of The Crocodile Hunter from 1996 to 2006, when Steve tragically died after his heart was pierced by a stingray's barb while he was filming.

Steve's widow, Terri, and kids, Bindi and Robert, took to Instagram to share the announcement.

His children have already shown themselves to have the same love of animals as their late dad, with Bindi regularly updating her social media accounts with pictures of the animals she's helped and getting hands-on with giant crocs along with all kinds of other reptiles.

Meanwhile, Robert, who was just three years old when his dad died, rocked up to The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon to introduce the host (and put the shits up him) with a fine collection of animals.

It's been 11 years since his death, but it's amazing to see that his legacy lives on through his children. I'll definitely be tuning in to this new show.

Featured Image Credit: Animal Planet/The Crocodile Hunter

Claire Reid

Claire Reid is a journalist at LADbible. Claire graduated from Liverpool John Moores University with a BA in journalism. She’s previously worked at Trinity Mirror. Since joining LADbible, Claire has worked on pieces for the UOKM8? mental health campaign, the Yemen crisis, life in the Calais Jungle as well as a profile of a man who is turning himself into a cyborg.

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