Think Steve Irwin and it’s difficult to take the crocodile off the frame.

That must be the logic behind the Kerala government renaming its crocodile park on the outskirts of Thiruvananthapuram after the khaki-clad naturalist.

But the government is in a tight spot after it received a notice from Terri, wife of the Australian “Crocodile Hunter”, questioning the commercial use of her husband’s name.

Irwin died in 2006 after a stingray barb pierced his heart while filming off Australia’s coast.

Kerala, known for its wildlife and backwaters, attracts a lot of foreign and domestic travellers.

The park in question was set up in 1977 for breeding of reptiles and was renamed as the Steve Irwin Crocodile Rehabilitation and Research Centre in 2007.