Ken, i thought your posts were funny and i do not see why everyone has to be offended by this. This is a forum which means that if Ken wants to say something, he can and if people are offended, dont read on. He wasn't offending someone personally like what has happened on here recently. This is a different thing and others have said much worse. Look at another thread. You dont have to read on, you know.
Although i feel for his family, i think it was bound to happen. This has happened because he antagonised animals for entertainment. Sometimes an explanation of what they are and what they do is good enough. Why prod them and make them scared or angry? I've never been a fan of what he did. They are saying that Stingrays only attack when threatened. Yes, he helped animals with his other work and he will always be held in high regard for it but the bloke should have known better and now because of his carelessness, he has made his wife a widow and children fatherless. He knew wildlife on the ground and how to avoid danger on land. Antagonising a dangerous creature underwater means that he would not have the same reaction time.
I'm sad that he's dead but the facts are that he was very irresponsible and the price he has paid is losing his life. How very sad and tragic for his family that they have to suffer because of it.