Thursday, September 07, 2006

Stingrays

It is so random that the Crocodile Hunter was killed by a stingray. That is like working as a storm chaser and drowning in a small puddle.

I was thinking back to when we all went diving with the rays and I can't imagine how on earth one would stab you. They were really mellow animals. I also wonder if the dive tours on the big island have suffered loss in business.

3 comments:

jonnifer said...

Remember we swam with manta rays, not sting rays. I think mantas may be related to sting rays but they're filter feeders. I don't know how or if they use their stingers. Which doesn't mean they're not dangerous:

"Have Manta Rays ever killed anyone?

There are numerous reports, mostly anecdotal, of harpooned Mantas leaping on small vessels and smashing them or their occupants. Some of these cases may have resulted in the death of one or more people due to crushing or drowning. But there is no record of an unprovoked Manta attacking or injuring a person."

kikas_head said...

Manta Ray...Sting Ray...it is like comparing a croc and an alligator. They are different animals, but are they really?

Katie said...

it is like comparing a croc and an alligator. They are different animals, but are they really?

We should ask the Crocodile Man...oh wait....Crikey!