Irwin died more than one year ago (Sept. 4, 2006) after being fatally wounded by a stingray barb to the heart, but back in 1999, Irwin told Wireless Flash News in San Diego that the reason he was able to put himself next to potentially dangerous animals was because he possesed a sixth sense similar to The Force from Star Wars.
Irwin said the Jedi-style power allowed him to figure out exactly what an animal is thinking, a talent that came in handy for all sorts of seemingly risky animal encounters whether he was roping a wild crocodile or catching a giant poisonous snake.
And Irwins Force is a talent he may have passed down to his kids.
In September 2005, Irwins nine-year-old daughter told Wireless Flash News that she too could get along with just about any animal because in her words, When you grow up with animals, you sort of know them.
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