Sunday, September 26, 2010

Malcolm Douglas

Of all the characters who work with crocodiles in Australia, Malcolm Douglas was that rare person who not only talked the talk, but walked the walk. Long before anyone had heard of the "Crocodile Hunter", Malcolm was out there fighting passionately for the animals and bush he believed in. I only met Malcolm once in Broome at his Crocodile Park but it was a memorable trip. He was one of those people who really understood crocodiles, and his passion for them was obvious. What he didn't know about the bush probably wasn't worth knowing, and his numerous documentaries and series are still captivating.

Malcolm was tragically killed last Wednesday on a dirt road in his new Wilderness Park. But his status as legend is undiminished. Just take a look at this: