Steve Irwin’s son shares heartwarming photo feeding the same crocodile as his dad —15 years apart

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(CBS) – Steve Irwin died nearly 13 years ago, but his love of wildlife still lives on in his fans — and his family. Robert, the son of the original crocodile hunter, posted identical side-by-sides image of he and his dad feeding the same crocodile 15 years apart.

The heartwarming images show 15-year-old Robert, dressed in his dad’s signature khaki shorts, button-up and boots. Robert’s even wearing a similar watch his dad was donning in the earlier image. Both Irwins are feeding the crocodile in front of a crowd in the uncanny snap.

“Dad and me feeding Murray… same place, same croc – two photos 15 years apart,” wrote Robert in the caption to an Instagram post Wednesday. 

“The Crocodile Hunter,” Irwin’s beloved show, aired on the Animal Planet beginning in the mid-nineties. Irwin’s colorful personality, seeming fearlessness in wrestling dangerous animals and his “Australianisms” — like the expression “Crikey!” — made him a favorite. 

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