I do agree with one thing that others do here. Steve's heart was without a doubt in the right place. I fully understand the need to tape a crocs mouth shut in order to safely move it to a safe location. Here, in the South East USA(Florida), alligators over a certain size, that are considered "Nuicences", are caught and automatically destroyed with no attempts of relocating it, due to some "homing instincts" or whatever. Of course, I would much rather have Steve's method-taken to a sancuary, where it can just be a croc(alligator).
One thing I did appreciate about Steve, is that unlike other zoos and circuses, is that he never forced his animals to do unnatural tricks for our "amusement". His audiences were quite amused watching them do what was natural, even if Steve "glammed it up" for the camera.
Today, I was watching an episode of Croc Hunter that was filmed in Africa. Driving, Steve came accross a spitting cobra in the middle of the street. Rather than leaving it for a car to run over it, Steve took the risk and challenge to remove it to safety off the road, even with a disabled arm. He did indeed have courage, that's for sure.
The one thing I must disagree with Steve though, is when he held his new born son while feeding a croc. Now, I honestly believe he would never intend on harming his children, but in reality, he could not guarantee his son's safety, when there is no such thing as "absolute" safety in today's world. I understand and appreciate his desire to show off his beautiful children, I just think there could have been another way. Anyway, I am glad it all turned out well for Steve. All in all, I feel Steve was a great person who did great work.