Stingray!

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Check out this sizable stingray a fisherman pulled in on Folly Beach! Though not the largest stingray we’ve ever seen it definitely wasn’t small and put up quite a fight. Amazingly the fisherman seemed determined to get his hook back and fought the good fight before releasing this beautiful creature back to sea.

Did you know that the “stingray shuffle” could save you a painful and sometimes life threatening sting from one of these bad boys? The stingray doesn’t have any animosity toward humans but it is easily startled in the dark waters of the ocean and it will react defensively, sometimes stinging. To do the “stingray shuffle” you simply shuffle your feet where you’re standing in the ocean to kick up a bit of sand into the water. Stingrays can sense the disturbance and will typically move away from you.

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Stingray Catch for a Brave Shore Fisherman

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This big boy put up quite a fight for a brave fisherman before heading back out to see. Usually an accidental catch around here and definitely not for the faint of heart if you’re going to try to get your hook back like the guy who reeled this guy in. I know :::gasp::: held my breath the whole time. Thankfully this big guy left peacefully.

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