People: Jan. 29, 2001

SIEGFRIED AND ROY, PAY CLOSE ATTENTION

When STEVE IRWIN, the heavily caffeinated host of Animal Planet's Crocodile Hunter, does his trademark spread-legged jump-on-the-back-of-a-croc maneuver, you can almost hear the Air Supply tunes playing in his head. The man loves his reptiles, deeply. Apparently, the feeling is not always mutual. While trying his special brand of crocodile concupiscence last week at Australia Zoo, 60 miles north of Brisbane, a 13-year-old, 176-lb. female saltwater croc named Toolakea spun on Irwin and removed a juicy morsel from his leg. "She did a huge, big, full-bodied shake," says Irwin, "and as she came down, she...

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