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When the Ray hits your eye... #273436
03/20/08 03:42 PM
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St Louis, Mo., USA/San Pedro
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like a big pizza pie, thats no mas.


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Re: When the Ray hits your eye... [Re: Laguna Punta] #273438
03/20/08 03:51 PM
03/20/08 03:51 PM
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You aren't talking about this.

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,340009,00.html



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Re: When the Ray hits your eye... [Re: Bobber] #273439
03/20/08 03:53 PM
03/20/08 03:53 PM
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Thanks for posting the story, Bobber.

Last edited by Bill Thornton; 03/20/08 03:58 PM.

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Re: When the Ray hits your eye... [Re: Laguna Punta] #273446
03/20/08 04:06 PM
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I've seen a number of Spotted Eagle Rays, even close up, and never noticed whether they actually have a spine (sting). I know they have a loooong tail. Can any of you clarify this for me?


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Re: When the Ray hits your eye... [Re: Bobber] #273458
03/20/08 04:43 PM
03/20/08 04:43 PM
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Yes Spotted Eagle Rays do have stingers on their tails. I believe Manta Rays are the only rays without Stingers


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Re: When the Ray hits your eye... [Re: Bobber] #273459
03/20/08 04:47 PM
03/20/08 04:47 PM
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My Reef fish book says they have 1 to 5 venemous spines. They must be small because they are not very noticable.

Ironically, just last week something similar happened to my husband. Fortunately, the spotted ray hit the bar that holds the top up (and not my husband) then fell back into the water. Nothing exciting ever happens when I'm in the boat! But that might be a good thing.

Re: When the Ray hits your eye... [Re: JZB] #273466
03/20/08 05:35 PM
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The spines are at the base of the tail where it connects to the body. The spines look like Freddy Kruger's fingernails only meaner.
Even thought they are lighting fast with the stinging movement and its fatal they are a slow moving peaceful creatures.
Ramon Nunez lived through a sting in the leg. he has a great story about it.

Last edited by elbert; 03/20/08 05:36 PM.
Re: When the Ray hits your eye... [Re: elbert] #273491
03/20/08 07:04 PM
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One of the Leslie boys got hit by an airborn Eagle Ray while Windsurfing a few years ago - it left one of its barbs in his life jacket.

Re: When the Ray hits your eye... [Re: Phil] #273530
03/21/08 09:47 AM
03/21/08 09:47 AM
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I heard a followup report this morning and the Ray did not sting her. She died from trauma to her head when the ray knocked her down. This could have happened with large fish being caught.


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Re: When the Ray hits your eye... [Re: azbob] #273534
03/21/08 10:03 AM
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Bill, what did this thread start out to be? Sorry for the hijack. smile


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