Irwin died on Monday (Sept. 4) after being fatally wounded by a stingray barb to his heart but, back in 1999, Irwin told Wireless Flash News Service that the reason he was able to put himself next to potentially dangerous animals was because he possessed a sixth sense similar to The Force.
He said that 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 5-foot poisonous snake.
Its a talent he may have passed on to his kids.
Irwins eight-year-old daughter, Bindi, told Wireless Flash last September she could get along with just about any animal, because, as she puts it, When you grow up with the animals, you sort of know them.
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