Ten stingrays have shown up dead in Australia – an occurence that is not very typical. Speculation leads authorities to the idea that the rays have been killed by Steve Irwin fans, distraught after his death. In response, Irwin’s producer is quoted as saying:
Animals “are doing what they do because that’s what they’re about. And the fact that he was killed by a stingray is absolutely his fault,” Stainton said.
“I mean, he was in their territory, and as he always said, if you’re in their territory, you play by their rules.
“But it doesn’t mean to say that people should be going out and taking revenge on stingrays.”