Robert Irwin, son to Steve Irwin aka ‘The Crocodile Hunter’, is following in his late father’s footsteps as he made an appearance on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, with a giant boa constrictor in his hands.

Robert was only 13-years-old when his father, ‘The Crocodile Hunter’ Steve Irwin, died after being stung by a stingray in 2006.

Showing that he has nerves of steel just like his father, Robert spent his time on the Tonight Show holding a series of exotic animals which included a giant boa constrictor which he named ‘Lady’. During guest appearance, Robert told Jimmy, “she’s so cute,” but Fallon was having none of it, “No, they trick you with the names and it’s like an evil thing.”

He also brought a tiny armadillo (which is able to scream), a sloth, and a baby crocodile called Beetlejuice, which, again, Jimmy didn’t seem interested in getting too well acquainted with.

“My dad called them frogs with sharp teeth” he told Jimmy as he encouraged him to stroke the baby croc’s tail, and fair play to him, he did give it a go. Eventually.

While sitting backstage Robert Irwin’s older sister, 18-year-old Bindi, took the time to share a touching side-by-side picture of her deceased father and her brother, fearlessly following in his footsteps.

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Alongside the snap she wrote: “Tears in my eyes. So proud of @robertirwinphotography. You are more and more like Dad every day. I’m forever thankful to be your sister.”

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It’s not just Robert who is keen to follow in his dad’s footsteps, Bindi is also picking up the Crocodile Hunter’s legacy.

Late last year she uploaded this clip to her Instagram account where she’s wrestling a HUGE crocodile (he’s over 15ft) like it’s no big deal.

CRIKEY! Check out Big Dunc on the #CrocTrip2016 🐊🌿 Our highly experienced @AustraliaZoo Croc Team uses the very same capture techniques that Dad developed so many years ago. Our team leader, Toby Millyard was trained by Dad himself and continues to help us carry on in his footsteps. We truly have the most elite team when it comes to catching crocs and we all share the passion of protecting crocodiles as well as educating others. These techniques have allowed us to safely capture crocs such as Big Dunc. Big Dunc is a whopping 15 feet 1.5 inches of sheer power. He is currently the largest crocodile we are tracking in the Wenlock River. This is the third time Big Dunc has decided to stop by for a free meal and to say g’day to our team. Somehow he manages to seem bigger and bigger with each visit. Big Dunc is just one of the 146 (and counting) crocodiles we are currently tracking throughout the Wenlock River.

A post shared by Bindi Irwin (@bindisueirwin) on Aug 25, 2016 at 5:17pm PDT

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She often uses social media to share the good work her and the team at Australian Zoo do; alongside the video she posted: “CRIKEY! Check out Big Dunc on the #CrocTrip2016 Our highly experienced @AustraliaZoo Croc Team uses the very same capture techniques that Dad developed so many years ago. Our team leader, Toby Millyard, was trained by Dad himself and continues to help us carry on in his footsteps.

“We truly have the most elite team when it comes to catching crocs and we all share the passion of protecting crocodiles as well as educating others.

“These techniques have allowed us to safely capture crocs such as Big Dunc. Big Dunc is a whopping 15 feet 1.5 inches of sheer power. He is currently the largest crocodile we are tracking in the Wenlock River.

“This is the third time Big Dunc has decided to stop by for a free meal and to say g’day to our team. Somehow he manages to seem bigger and bigger with each visit. Big Dunc is just one of the 146 (and counting) crocodiles we are currently tracking throughout the Wenlock River.”

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What an amazing family and a beautiful legacy.

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