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They Don't Call Them Stingrays For Nothing -- They Can Really Get You

OCTOBER 24, 2015  —  By Mike Cahill  
Mike Cahill

Mike Cahill

Mike is ViralNova's resident Editor of the Weird. If it makes you say "OMG! That's terrible!!!" then Mike probably wrote it. Despite the subject of his articles Mike is surprisingly well adjusted. When he's not writing, he's making music, performing, and producing podcasts.

When it comes to ocean predators, most people know about the dangers of stingrays. That's why it's weird that people don't seem to be quite as scared of them as they should be. Even though they're typically docile creatures, they can still do some real damage when they sting. That is how beloved wildlife expert Steve Irwin met his untimely end, after all.

The stings aren't usually deadly, but they hurt like hell. That's only made worse by the fact that they leave their stingers behind when they're finished.

This is decidedly NSFW.


(source: Reddit)

Holy crap! That looks incredibly painful. This is only fueling my absolute fear and hatred of the ocean. I love dry land.