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Old 21-03-2008, 09:29   #16
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Three words: Stingray Liberation Front
Or the People's Front of Stingray, or was it the Stingray's Popular Front? Coudn't resist!

Yeah, it seems this happens from time to time. Often in dinghies or fast boats we forget there is a world below us. I guess as more and more people get out on the water and zoom around, we'll see more and more of the collisions with wildlife.

We saw one of these rays off the starboard rail while approaching Elliot Key a few weeks ago. It didn't leave the water, but it sure was cool looking.
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Old 21-03-2008, 12:46   #17
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I am very saddened but the accident and loss of life, but it seems to me that it was not the stingray who attacked human as reported. It was human in speeding stinkboat who hit stingray while it did what it often does - jumped out of the water. Another example of sloppy journalism that shows how easy it is to distort the facts by swapping cause and consequence and than blame the victim.
Bamboo,

I'm not usually one to defend journalists, but in this case their was no distortion of facts. I think it was clear in the article that stingrays do not attack humans.

Notwithstanding my lighthearted introduction, I thought the story would be of interest. I for one, never realized that rays leapt from the water, and had never considered the possible hazards posed by large leaping fish.

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Old 21-03-2008, 14:03   #18
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If I get killed in some improbably bizarre manner, I wonít mind people getting a good laugh over it.

But, donít you find this kind of suspicious:

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My neighbor is a reporter for the NBC Today show and he is using my Boston Whaler to report on this story at 7:15 tomorrow morning. He was supposed to go down to the keys and do the story there but the helocopter they where going to use broke down.
I think the rays got the helicopter too. Gotta be a cover-up.
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I had to read that a second time......YES, it's got to be a cover-up...LOLOLOLOLOLOL
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Now if I could only get a pic of my mother-in-law to the stingray front I'd take her boating more often.
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A barracuda did the same thing to a woman a few years ago... also in the Keys.
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