Steve Irwin’s son Robert, 18, ESCAPES 12-foot crocodile in terrifying video

While filming 'Crikey! it's the Irwins', the late crocodile hunter's son was nearly attacked by Casper, triggering anxiety among all the viewers.


                            Steve Irwin’s son Robert, 18, ESCAPES 12-foot crocodile in terrifying video
Robert Irwin posted a nail-biting video showing him running away from a crocodile as it lunged at him (Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)
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Robert Irwin, 18, the son of late Steve Irwin, posted a video on Instagram of him attempting to feed Casper, a 12-foot 4-inch saltwater crocodile. While filming his family's Discovery+ reality show 'Crikey! it's the Irwins', the late crocodile hunter's son was nearly attacked by Casper, triggering anxiety among all the viewers. Since the video was posted on February 6 on Robert's Instagram account, it has crossed over 300k views.

Robert Irwin enjoys spending time with crocodiles at the Australia Zoo, following in his late father's footsteps. Robert has been doing his best with all his knowledge and fans are loving him for that. All Robert wanted to do was feed Casper and to check whether the crocodile is okay to go into his new habitat. But Casper had other ideas. The crocodile pounced straight at Robert and started snapping its jaws at him. Even when gigantic pieces of flesh were thrown at Casper, he kept coming close to Robert. Robert was able to invade the attack after taking “big strikes” and yelling "bail" multiple times at the crew filming the terrifying scene. 

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Robert wrote in his Instagram post saying, “...But safety for us is also crucial and you definitely have to know when to call it. And with such a powerful and quick croc like Casper we had no choice but to bail!" Robert's readiness and skill impressed a lot of fans who think how he at 18 is already experienced enough to handle wild animals. In fact, Robert also stated, “Casper has such a wild behavior, and since Dad first got Casper, he’s had that instinct. I’ve got no idea how he’s going to react, and, honestly, that’s quite terrifying." Seems like the young man already knew this day would come. 

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According to media reports, Casper weighs 350 kilograms i.e. about 772 pounds, and is one of two leucistic saltwater crocodiles that live in the Australia Zoo.


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Even though the Irwins' fans have always supported the, plenty of Twitter users expressed how horrible this act of animal “teasing” is. One Twitter user said, “I wish he and the zoo would stop putting on these circus shows and feed the animals the correct way!” Another Twitter user stated, “These people just don’t learn, do they? Next thing we know he’ll go for a nice swim with stingrays."

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After Steve Irwin died in 2006 due to a Stingray attack, many people have been opposing this show and asking the Irwins to not play with nature. On the other hand, the Irwin family is also earning their respect and money from loyal fans who wish them good health. We hope the same and wish for all the Irwins to stay safe and slay on the show!

 


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'Crikey! It’s the Irwins' follows Robert Irwin, his mom Terri and sister Bindi as they run the zoo.

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