Robert Irwin is a chip off the old block.
The 16-year-old son of late “Crocodile Hunter” star Steve Irwin demonstrated that in a video he posted on Instagram, taken while filming an episode of the Animal Planet series “Crikey! It’s the Irwins”.
Irwin pulls a large carpet python out of a sack and lets the snake crawl up his arm.
Suddenly, the snake strikes, biting him in the face.
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Wait for it 😂 After a snake rescue with this cheeky carpet python while filming for ‘Crikey! It’s the Irwins’ it brought back fun memories of a very similar situation that happened decades before in one of the original crocodile hunter documentaries! Maybe it was her way of saying ‘thanks’ for being rescued! You can see how this all unfolded on our ‘Crikey! It’s the Irwins – Life in Lockdown’ special on Animal Planet this Saturday July 11 in the USA.
The video is followed by nearly identical footage of his father handling a snake while filming “The Crocodile Hunter”, with that snake also rearing back and striking him in the face.
Irwin also shared compare-and-contrast photos of himself and his father showing off their snake-bloodied faces.
“Maybe it was her way of saying ‘thanks’ for being rescued,” Irwin joked in his Instagram post.