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Stingrays again #203531
10/19/06 06:31 AM
10/19/06 06:31 AM
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Baltimore, MD, USA
Seachange Offline OP
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I am respectful of but not afraid of stingrays, but here is another freaky story:

Re: Stingrays again #203532
10/19/06 06:40 AM
10/19/06 06:40 AM
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Change your Latitude
Re: Stingrays again #203533
10/19/06 06:58 AM
10/19/06 06:58 AM
Joined: Feb 2002
Posts: 5,255
bucks county, PA
sweetjane Offline
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really, how unusual.

do you think mother nature is really peeved at us by now, and starting to fight back?

Re: Stingrays again #203534
10/19/06 08:40 AM
10/19/06 08:40 AM

Typical news - half right. Ray shown on TV was not a stingray, picture at that Cnn site is doctored because it is a stingray with painted on blue dots. Lt somebody says rays rarely jump. I lived in Miami for 5 years spent many weekends at Virginia Key and saw them jumping frequently - were probably not stingrays but cownose or eagle rays. the Pass between Virginia Key and Key Biscayne was full of different rays during Fall and Winter months.
Grandpa got a one in 10 million chance of an evnt like that happening! Just MHO! (but pretty freaky) smile

Re: Stingrays again #203535
10/19/06 10:54 AM
10/19/06 10:54 AM
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Posts: 1,191
San Pedro Town
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The species that stung this fellow was a spotted eagle ray, very common in Belize waters and much admired by divers, less commonly seen by snorkelers.

I heard of an incident like that years ago here on the island where a guy got stung by a leaping ray in the shoulder area...they had to cut the bony stinger out. Full recovery. Water was rough, he was in a skiff, viz. was poor and the ray got panicked and disoriented when it jumped and flapped about.

Re: Stingrays again #203536
10/19/06 03:34 PM
10/19/06 03:34 PM
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PalapaBob Offline
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It's already started SJ. Be afraid, be very afraid.

I've already told you more than I know.
Re: Stingrays again #203537
10/19/06 03:49 PM
10/19/06 03:49 PM
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Posts: 5,255
bucks county, PA
sweetjane Offline
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OMG, even the fish are attacking!!!

thanks, PB. that gave me a good chuckle (on the surface. inside i AM very afraid. what's next, fire & brimstone? killer squid? poison dart slugs?)

Re: Stingrays again #203538
10/19/06 03:50 PM
10/19/06 03:50 PM
Joined: Mar 2005
Posts: 1,971
New Jersey & Ambergris Caye be...
Note to self: Pack bulletproof snorkel vest in suitcase tonite for trip to San Pedro tomorrow. eek

I want to be just like Capt Jeff when I grow up!
Re: Stingrays again #203539
10/19/06 03:54 PM
10/19/06 03:54 PM
Joined: Jan 2001
Posts: 3,677
Maple Grove, MN USA
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From the AP article. This sounds a bit more plausible than a rogue stingray.

"Bertakis was apparently trying to remove the spotted eagle ray from the boat when he was stung, police Cmdr. Mike Oh said. The ray was approximately 3 feet across and 18 to 24 inches long, Oh said. Officials have kept the dead ray in case doctors need to examine it, Oh said."

Been there, done that, the washing machine ate the T-shirt
Re: Stingrays again #203540
10/19/06 07:59 PM
10/19/06 07:59 PM
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Rykat, that picture isn't doctored. It's a picture of a ray from the other side of the world.
No joke.

So you were right about the media portrayal being bogus. They just got the picture from the wrong ocean.

A fish and a bird can fall in love, but where will they build their nest?

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