Stingrays Are Terrorists

Is it me, or do you think there might be a worldwide stingray terrorist campaign going on?

A leaping stingray stabbed an 81-year-old Florida boater in the chest, authorities said Wednesday, leaving its poisonous stinger lodged close to his heart in an incident recalling the one that killed Australian TV naturalist Steve Irwin last month.

Fire Department officials in Lighthouse Point, about 30 miles north of Miami, said James Bertakis was in a small recreational boat with two grandchildren Tuesday when the spotted eagle ray leaped aboard and struck him.

“It’s just a real freak thing,” Lt. Mike Sullivan told Reuters, saying the incident occurred on Florida’s Intracoastal Waterway, where stingrays are rarely seen leaping in the air.

“For an 81-year-old man he’s in really good shape,” Sullivan added, saying Bertakis was expected to make a full recovery after surgery at a local hospital to have the stinger removed from his chest.

“Crocodile Hunter” Irwin, 44, died when a stingray’s stinger punctured his heart off Australia’s north coast last month. It was one of only a handful of stingray fatalities on record.


5 thoughts on “Stingrays Are Terrorists”

  1. A few years back it seemed there was an increase in shark attacks and I devised a theory that the sharks were getting more intelligent and starting to implement their plan to wipe out mankind and retake all the oceans.

    Now it seems as if they have enlisted their sea-brethren the stingrays into their evil plot.

    Notice the first notable person they took out was Steve Irwin, making the world aware that they meant business and could take out virtually anyone.

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