Robert Irwin brought a massive snake on stage with him to present at the ARIAs

Robert Irwin brought a massive snake on stage with him to present at the ARIAs

It's safe to say that the late Steve Irwin, aka The Crocodile Hunter, is still a beloved figure in his home country of Australia and around the world. His infectious enthusiasm for animals and the natural world made his nature documentaries incredibly watchable, and his charisma was undeniable on camera.

Sadly, Steve Irwin passed away in September of 2006, after he was fatally pierced through the chest by a stingray barb while filming in Australia's Great Barrier Reef.

Check out this interview with Robert and the gigantic snake: 

However, since his death, his wife Terri and their children Robert and Bindi have continued his legacy; together operating the Australia Zoo and sharing their own love of ecology on social media.

This week, Robert did something that would have undoubtedly made his father proud of him, when he rocked up to help present an awards show dressed in his signature khaki shorts and shirt, with a very esoteric accessory wrapped around his neck. Namely, a gigantic snake!

Robert and Terri Irwin at the ARIAs. Credit: PA Images

Footage of Robert and his scaly neckwear has since emerged on social media, taken from when he was attending the ARIA Awards red carpet event at The Star Sydney on Wednesday afternoon.

The 15-year-old even took to his official Instagram account to share a picture of himself prior to the show, which he captioned: "Can't wait to present at tonight's ARIA awards! [sic]"

He also took to Twitter to address his many other social media followers, writing: "Looking forward to a great evening at Australia’s biggest night in music, The ARIA Awards! I’ll be presenting the award for Best Male Artist - Hope you can watch! [sic]"

Robert and Terri Irwin at the ARIAs. Credit: PA Images

But Robert's sister Bindi has also been living up to her father's memory, and the recently engaged girl has even stated that she intends to walk down the aisle with a koala bear during her upcoming wedding ceremony.