Robert Irwin shares footage of him being bitten by a snake

Like father, like son! Robert Irwin shares footage of him being bitten by a snake… just as his late dad Steve Irwin did decades earlier in The Crocodile Hunter series

He has become the spitting image of his late father Steve Irwin in recent years. 

On Saturday, Robert Irwin has proved their likeness doesn’t just come down to looks, as he shared near identical footage of being accidentally bitten by a snake.

While filming the Animal Planet series Crickey! It’s The Irwins, the 16-year-old Wildlife Warrior doted on a carpet python, before everything suddenly went wrong.   


Like father, like son! Robert Irwin (pictured right) has shared footage of him being bitten by a snake… just as Steve Irwin (pictured left) did decades earlier in the Crocodile Hunter series

‘Are you going to be grumpy or are you going to be nice?’ Robert asked the snake in the footage as he lifted it out of the safety bag. 

He continued: ‘It’s alright, you’re going to go back home. There you go buddy. There’s a good snake. 

‘Aren’t they just the coolest? I love carpet pythons. That is a good size carpet python. That’s so cool. I gotta tell you, when I first found this guy…’

Ouch! While filming the Animal Planet series Crickey! It’s The Irwins, the 16-year-old Wildlife Warrior doted on a carpet python… before he was cut off as the snake quickly snapped towards his face, making the teenager grunt in surprised pain

Robert was cut off as the snake quickly snapped towards his face, making the teenager grunt in surprised pain. 

He then cut to the footage of his father Steve holding a snake in rural Queensland on his own show, The Crocodile Hunter.

The snake lunged towards Steve’s face in a similar way, to which the Crocodile Hunter merely responded ‘son of a gun’, before continuing his spiel as though nothing happened.

Robert also shared a side-by-side comparison, with both himself and Steve smiling at the camera despite their bloody wounds. 


Remember this? He then cut to the footage of his father Steve holding a snake in rural Queensland on his own show, The Crocodile Hunter. The snake lunged towards Steve’s face in a similar way, to which the Crocodile Hunter merely responded ‘son of a gun!’ 

Robert and his sister Bindi tragically lost their father Steve in 2006, after the iconic Australian star was pierced in the chest by a stingray barb while filming a wildlife documentary. 

The post comes as the Irwin family gears up for their latest Animal Planet TV series titled Crikey! It’s the Irwins: Life in Lockdown, which addresses the financial struggles their zoo has faced amid the three-month COVID-19 lockdown.  

Australia Zoo reopened to the public with social distancing measures in place earlier this month, on June 12.  

Struggles: In the show, titled Crikey! It’s the Irwins: Life in Lockdown, the Irwin family address the financial struggles their zoo has faced amid the three-month COVID-19 lockdown. Pictured: Robert, Bindi and Terri Irwin

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