Steve Irwin's Son Robert Freaks Out Jimmy Fallon With a Giant Snake on 'The Tonight Show' -- Watch!
By Latifah Muhammad
Steve Irwin’s children continue to keep his legacy alive!
The late Crocodile Hunter’s son, Robert, made an appearance on The Tonight Show on Thursday, that would surely would have made his father proud.
"My dad was actually on The Tonight Show a while ago, so it's really nice to follow in his footsteps," the 13-year-old animal expert told host Jimmy Fallon during his official debut on the late-night talk show.
"It's just in my blood," Robert said of his love for animals. I actually grew up at Australia Zoo. I think I’m the luckiest kid on planet Earth." he continued, before mentioning the annual Steve Irwin Gala Dinner, which will take place in Los Angeles on May 13.
"It's all about celebrating everything that Dad loved, it's a really big fundraiser to raise money for [the Irwin family's conservation charity] Wild Life Warriors."
The teen also brought some animal friends along for the visit, including an African dwarf crocodile, and red-tail boa constrictor.
Fallon totally freaked out as the snake was being carried from backstage, while Robert marveled at the massive reptile.
"They're amazing," Robert said, explaining how the snakes catch their prey. "They go in this 's' position, and then all of a sudden they strike, grab their prey, coil around it, and that’s how they kill it. Isn't that just fascinating?"
Fallon clearly wasn’t so fascinated. In fact, he was more concerned with being attacked by the snake.
"Get away from me!" the 42-year-old host screamed as the snake began slowly wrapping itself around his arms.
Thankfully, Fallon wasn't in any actual danger (a handler came out to remove the snake), and he seemed to calm down once they moved on to a two-toed sloth.
The wildlife lesson continued backstage, with Robert giving another look at the South American sloth, and sharing a few facts about the cuddly mammal.
Robert has been in front of the camera since he was a baby, but the Tonight Show marked his first solo visit to the U.S. late-night TV circuit. And of course, Robert's older sister, Bindi Irwin, and mom, Terri, were on hand for moral support.