Everybody knows that the great wildlife educator, zookeeper, and conservationist Steve Irwin, AKA “The Crocodile Hunter,” died back in 2006 after getting stabbed in the chest by a stingray in the Great Barrier Reef.
You can even hear one of the idiots in the background laughing and saying “careful Steve.”
Needless to say, that situation alone should’ve sent out a strong message to just about everybody on this planet…
Don’t f*ck with stingrays,… they can kill you.
Here you see a dude standing on a dock, with a MASSIVE stingray laying right in front of him, and it seems like he’s trying to drag it back into the water.
And as soon as he tries to grab the creature, he puts his face down right in the kill zone and the ray flings its barbed tail right at the guy.
Luckily enough, the guy misses the barb by inches, and was able to jump out of the way.
But, he proceeds to try once again, and this time the stingray completely folds up and nearly hits him again.
The guy then was able to push the creature off the dock and into the water.
Needless to say, the situation could’ve been a whole lot worse, but the fact that my guy went back for a second attempt is beyond me. My guess is he was fishing and accidentally hooked the ray and then had the unfortunate job of trying to get it back in the water, but nevertheless, throw a towel over that tail or something.
Stingrays are generally not very aggressive and most commonly attack humans when they are stepped on in the ocean. The tail can have up to three barbed blades which also secrete a kind of venom upon impact. Fatal injuries are extremely rare, and really only occur when the barb pierces a vital organ, as in the case of the late great Steve Irwin, who was struck in the heart.
either way, a little too close for comfort for me…