In an unexpected turn during a casual outing, Robert Irwin, son of the legendary wildlife expert Steve Irwin, demonstrated his inherited bravery and conservationist spirit. The young Australian found himself in a daring encounter with a large python, showcasing his skills in a dramatic roadside rescue.
Captured on TikTok and filmed by his girlfriend, Rorie Buckey, the video, released on Saturday, shows Robert in a close and heart-stopping encounter with the snake. Lying mere inches away from the reptile, he comments with evident excitement, "Look at this big boy!
Look at the size of him." The moment quickly escalates when the python lunges towards Robert, narrowly missing his face, but he remains astonishingly calm amidst the peril. With a mixture of humor and composure, Robert remarks, “Geez, that gets the heart rate up.
He missed me by that much... Man, you see how close that was to my face? You woulda felt that!” Despite the snake's repeated snapping attempts, he skillfully handles the situation, noting the non-venomous nature of the python, albeit acknowledging its potential for a painful bite.
Python's Tight Grip
Adding to the tension, the snake wraps tightly around Robert's arm, leading to a loss of blood circulation. "He’s actually got a really good grip here. I’ve lost complete blood flow to my hand.
It’s completely blue,” he observes with a note of fascination, highlighting the python's defensive behavior. The encounter concludes successfully with Robert safely relocating the snake to his vehicle, ensuring its release into the wild the next morning at a secure location.
This daring rescue has drawn considerable attention and admiration from fans, who took to social media to express their awe and humor. One fan humorously remarked, “POV: You’re heading to a dinner date with Robert Irwin,” while another commented on Robert's calmness in a potentially dangerous situation.
Echoing sentiments of admiration, a user added, “He truly is his father's son," accompanied by a laughing emoji, celebrating Robert's courageous and endearing actions.