Man Taunts Stingray, Gets A Dose Of Instant Karma

ben38gcPublished: June 19, 20141,330,419 views
Published: June 19, 2014

Humankind is so widely spread across the globe, we sometimes forget who else is here in the first place. We violate the habitats of other creatures and expect them to sit idle as we scare and torment them. That's what this foolish swimmer off the Gold Coast in Australia did, when he tried to antagonize a stingray in the shallow water.

A marine expert from the Gold Coast has said that the stingray's behaviour is extremely rare and it's most probable that the animal charged towards the man as a sign for him to back off.

“Usually what a ray has is a flight response, because most of whatever is after them is a predator like a large shark so in most cases they want to get away as quickly as possible. It has come at him head first, but has not whipped its tail around so he is actually giving the guy the message to back off."

It seems that the swimmer had quite the luck because they don’t call them stingrays for nothing. He could have ended up with some serious injuries but all he got was a warning, too bad he didn’t heed it the first time and save himself the trouble. We urge our viewers to be considerate towards the wildlife, wherever they might encounter them. We all deserve a peaceful and decent life no matter the size or form we’re in.

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    • 2 rumbles
      Moofiez · 47 weeks ago

      Looks like the shadow of a kite to me

      • 1 rumble
        tsteele93 · 47 weeks ago

        I think you are correct! Good call!

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      ScottyUSN · 47 weeks ago

      Clearly fake. Rays do not move that fast or in that manner.

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      msrsky · 45 weeks ago

      good man

    • 1 rumble
      Here2Do · 45 weeks ago

      It's a kite's shadow.

    • 1 rumble
      wimpee · 42 weeks ago

      Remove the white triangle so you can see the Video.

    • 1 rumble
      Madena · 35 weeks ago

      if the ray wanted him he could own him... it was giving him a break. All of you claiming this is fake are well.... idiots

    • 1 rumble
      Albus · 33 weeks ago

      He got what he deserved.

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      GameHacks007 · 9 hours ago