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Robert Irwin bitten by first snake, Terri Irwin says

02/19/2008 at 07:49 AM ET

Terriandbob Unlike his big sister Bindi Sue, 9 ½ — who was first bitten by a snake at 18-months — Robert ‘Bob’ Clarence Irwin managed to make it to the ripe old age of 4 before copping ‘his first hit‘ from a baby boa constrictor. Says his mom Terri,

He picked one of them up and it bit him on the finger, and he was so proud to have copped his first hit.  He said, ‘I hope it wasn’t venomous,’ so I assured Robert I wouldn’t actually let him play with venomous snakes.

Another thing Terri, 43, is sure to let Bob play with is the new doll created in Bindi’s likeness!  As host of the Discovery Kids Show Bindi the Jungle Girl, Bindi was recently presented with the doll and called the experience "amazing."  She added,

It’s every little girl’s dream to have an exact look-alike doll.

Bindi and Bob are Terri’s children with late husband Steve Irwin.

Source:  Associated Press

Thanks to CBB readers Maya and Jennifer.

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Hea on

Haha, sounds like a cool and relaxed kid!

Harley on

Haha, way to go munchkin :) Baby boa’s aren’t a bad bite at all. I’m not surprised he was laid back about it, he’s been raised around them just goes to show what a little trooper he is!

crimpe on

Yay, a first snake bite! What the heck am I missing here??

Mom on

Way to go Robert!!

The boa is harmless. Living in his environment I’m sure there will be a few more bites!!

I’ve been bitten and it doesn’t hurt at all. :)

tanya on

I’m sure Daddy Steve-o is proud of the way his kids are growing up. Little Bob is thinning out and growing tall. God bless all of them.

Cindy on

Crimpe- The kids’ father is the late Steve Irwin, who was ALWAYS handling snakes and other assorted reptiles, hence the little ha ha. Boas are constrictor snakes, so their bites are not poisonous, just their squeezes. I am so sad Steve is dead; I love that family.

crimpe on

C’mon Cindy, give me some credit, I am aware of the family, and of Steve’s demise. I am also up on my reptiles, what with a biologist for a husband and two sons. Guess I’m just not into celebrating snake bites for my preschooler. I think both Bob and Bindi are adorable.

Cindy on

Crimpe-
I wasn’t being sarcastic; I was just explaining in case you really didn’t know who he was. There are a TON of celebs mentioned here I have never heard of. I have no way of knowing what tone a person has in type, nor do I know of their knowledge at home. I’m sorry that this offended you, but really that wasn’t the intention.

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