Man Taunts Stingray But The Stingray Hits Back

Published June 19, 2014 2,017,044 Plays $6,373.81 earned

Rumble / Close CallsHumankind 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 behavior 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 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 need 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.

Stingrays are normal in waterfront tropical and subtropical marine waters all around the world. A few animal types, for example, Dasyatis thetidis, are found in hotter calm seas, and others, for example, Plesiobatis daviesi, are found in the profound sea. The stream stingrays, and various whiptail stingrays, (for example, the Niger stingray), are limited to new water. Most myliobatoids are demersal (occupying the by least zone in the water section), however a few, for example, the pelagic stingray and the bird beams, are pelagic.

The straightened bodies of stingrays enable them to viably cover themselves in their surroundings. Stingrays do this by upsetting the sand and stowing away underneath it. Since their eyes are over their bodies and their mouths on the undersides, stingrays can't see their prey after the catch; rather, they utilize smell and electroreceptors (ampullae of Lorenzini) like those of sharks.[12] Stingrays settle on the base while nourishing, frequently leaving just their eyes and tails noticeable. Coral reefs are most loved bolstering grounds and are typically imparted to sharks amid a high tide.

But, you need to know how to protect yourself from stingrays. You will need an ability to shuffle your feet, a very hot or chemical heat pack. Also, it would come in handy if you have water shoes or stingrays guards or leggings and a thermometer. Step 1: Do the stingray shuffle. Slide your feet along the ocean, rather than lifting them. Step 2: consider wearing water shoes. If you step on a stingray, your footwear may prevent the barb from penetrating.

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  • Moofiez, 2 years ago

    Looks like the shadow of a kite to me

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    • tsteele93, 2 years ago

      I think you are correct! Good call!

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  • ScottyUSN, 2 years ago

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

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  • msrsky, 2 years ago

    good man

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  • Here2Do, 2 years ago

    It's a kite's shadow.

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  • wimpee, 2 years ago

    Remove the white triangle so you can see the Video.

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  • Madena, 2 years 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

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  • Albus, 2 years ago

    He got what he deserved.

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  • debdeb, 1 year ago

    That guy got what he deserved. It could have been worse for him. Someone commented (a year ago - see below) that stingrays do not "act or move" in this manor. That's not true. I have had an amazing view while diving and saw them "act" that way. They do not want to deliberately hurt humans but they will however defend themselves if they feel threatened. No, I was not taunting them. I just got the honor of watching them. They are amazing and beautiful.

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  • Tasofu, 1 year ago

    What satisfaction do you get out of taunting a stingray? Or any wildlife for that matter?

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  • cdngreenwaterdiver, 1 year ago

    Nice kite. This has been around awhile.

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  • blransom, 1 year ago

    Considering that this is what killed Steve Irwin, I would not recommend messing with Stingrays.

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  • Giggle, 1 year ago

    A long story about a stingray, but there is no stingray in this video. It's the shadow of a kite.

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  • Daniel, 1 year ago

    Like some cases at a zoo when it was like a crowd was to taunt a gorilla when it charged at the laminated safety glass scaring the you know what out of the crowd when they were left with a wet spot. As a guy was swimming in the ocean when a stingray came up not before the guy had taunted the creature when after it attacked when he would have met the same fate as Steve Irwin.

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