• xantoxis@lemmy.world
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    1 month ago

    If you have a time machine and you don’t want to kill the fish, maybe just tell him not to do the thing that got him killed? That seems like a reasonable compromise.

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      Just cruise by the beach in a speed boat or jet ski or something to spook all the marine life and ruined his video? Probably some other stuff happens after that though…

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    I don’t believe they’re endangered, so I’m guessing if it meant Steve could watch his kids grow up and live a long happy life with his wife, he’d happily encourage you to cap a single stingray.

    I could be wrong, however.

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      Right? You’d do more good than bad here. It may not be what he wants, but his work is not over.

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      I don’t think Steve would happily encourage you to cap a single anything. If he knew it was the only option he may turn away and let you do what you needed to do. But he wouldn’t be happy about it.

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      Steve Irvin died from a stingray piercing his heart when he swam close to it. The comic is saying that since he was so enthusiastic about animals, he would not have wanted the stingray to die in order to save him. It was Steve’s own fault, a risk he took many times and it didn’t work out that one time.

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    Most unpopular opinion, but: going around harassing wild animals and putting yourself in unnecessary danger isn’t really all that special to be remembered akin to a saintly figure.