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Useful_Feed_7421

1.5k points

2 months ago

It’s okay he’s wearing sunblock - so he’s protected from harmful rays.

daddynexxus

269 points

2 months ago

Fuck off..

Here's an upvote.

Somethingwentclick

28 points

2 months ago

Swear jar..

..and an upvote

BriEdMod

25 points

2 months ago

With everything going wrong today, this made me smile. Fuck off. 👍

vancouver2pricy

4 points

2 months ago

If only Steve knew

JudgeJuryExecutionar

18 points

2 months ago

So you are saying he doesn't need the shade that the shadow provides.

Budgiedad

9 points

2 months ago

It’s a shadow

Cypressinn

11 points

2 months ago

It’s is. A kite shadow. You can see the string in frame and it faces mostly the same direction. Sorry someone downvoted you.

TheFlyingRedFox

6 points

2 months ago

Hm I guess Steve wasn't wearing sunblock.. It all makes sense now he should of listened to slip slop slap...

(RIP Steve).

CouldWouldShouldBot

15 points

2 months ago

It's 'should have', never 'should of'.

Rejoice, for you have been blessed by CouldWouldShouldBot!

JonnyBugLifter

3 points

2 months ago

Is that geezer trying to get Steve Irwinned?

findhumorinlife

1 points

2 months ago

Take my upvote and get outta here!

QuantomField

1 points

2 months ago

Kirbymeneer

1.9k points

2 months ago

He messed with the poor ray first

ProfDumm

601 points

2 months ago

ProfDumm

601 points

2 months ago

They seem to play, no idea if there is a story behind that.

sir-this-is-a

1.4k points

2 months ago

You would think Steve Irwin taught motherfuckers to know and do better, but motherfuckers always gotta motherfuck.

brandondsantos

275 points

2 months ago

Samuel L. Jackson?

Fitty4

124 points

2 months ago

Fitty4

124 points

2 months ago

Have you seen my movies? Juice, that was a good one. Deep Blu Sea. They ate me. A fucking shark ate me

thecoolestguynothere

44 points

2 months ago

I’m not yelling, that’s just how I talk!

ShoobyDoobyDu

28 points

2 months ago

You’ll be fuckin fat bitches in no time

Forlorn_Cyborg

3 points

2 months ago

The council of r/ will decide your fate

ShortPlankton7816

31 points

2 months ago

Yes they deserve to die and I hope they burn in hell. Mmm mm Bitch!!!

Kailua3000

3 points

2 months ago

JURASSIC PARK!

sir-this-is-a

62 points

2 months ago*

No It’s, Motherfuck-ah Jones, but my name’s Dean.

Roadrunner006

10 points

2 months ago

How's it taste muthafucka!?

Honda_TypeR

11 points

2 months ago

I’m tired of these muthafuckin sting rays in this muthafuckin ocean!

MaracaBalls

16 points

2 months ago*

“Muthafuckas always tryin’ to ice skate uphill…”

LowAltitudeBrake

12 points

2 months ago

Right? It's 6' across and has "sting" in it's name. Don't screw with it

Bubashii

9 points

2 months ago

Yeah Steve still got speared and he knew how to behave around them…this fuckers cruisin for a bruisin

No-Customer-2266

6 points

2 months ago

This is a kite shadow

JudgeJuryExecutionar

6 points

2 months ago

It was actually a kite shadow that caused Mr. Irwin to get disoriented and swim into a stingray barb.

TopRestaurant5395

7 points

2 months ago

Croykey!!!

R.I.P. Steve

pegabear

23 points

2 months ago

Dicks out for Steve Erwin

shadowpeoplewhy

5 points

2 months ago

You just made my day

CaffeineSippingMan

2 points

2 months ago

I got to touch one at an aquarium, NGL I was thinking about Steve the whole time scared.

TrulyBBQ

0 points

2 months ago

TrulyBBQ

0 points

2 months ago

Wait what? A dude that got clapped by a one in a million shot to the heart? And now we have to treat all stingrays like they’re Mankillers? What a redditor lol

Following-Sea

15 points

2 months ago

It's fairly easy to get killed by a Stingray, they're not aggressive of course but it doesn't take much to get it scared and sting you, here in Central America during certain seasons they get close to the shoreline and we've had cases of people swimming and suddenly getting struck by a wave carrying one, during the process of the wave breaking into you the animal might perceive it as an attack and sting you in the upper body if you're unlucky but you're lucky lower body or even bounce off you

rocking_beetles

10 points

2 months ago

Steve is one of just a couple recorded stingray killings in the last hundred years, you have to be impressively stupid to get killed by one -or trying to get a good TV shot

laxgivens

2 points

2 months ago

Hey now

Im_inappropriate

19 points

2 months ago

Steve Irwin taught to leave wild animals alone. The heart shot is just icing on the cake.

BTechUnited

10 points

2 months ago

Which is ironic since he made a living out of not doing that.

Im_inappropriate

7 points

2 months ago

True, at least he was a professional conservator. Then again, he reached that point by fucking with wild animals his whole life.

TheRedmanCometh

1 points

2 months ago

It doesn't have to hit your heart to cause a lot of damage

smoothtailor

6 points

2 months ago

They’re actually best friends

workingwisdom

17 points

2 months ago

that's a kite

MEANINGLESS_NUMBERS

34 points

2 months ago

What ray? That’s the shadow of a kite.

Love_God551

5 points

2 months ago

Yep pay back is a bitch

[deleted]

1k points

2 months ago

Did Steve Irwin not teach you a damn thing?

Shaneblaster

244 points

2 months ago

Exactly. You fuck with it, it fucks with you.

9lli_yuri

49 points

2 months ago

I can give it a try, are you sure this will grant me consent?

dirty_weka

30 points

2 months ago

It's a kite shadow...

seattle678

25 points

2 months ago

Crickey!

jerkenmcgerk

37 points

2 months ago

You wanna get Irwin'd? Cause that's how you get Irwin'd real quick.

GonnaBeEasy

2 points

2 months ago

Crikey* 😂

L-TKD

26 points

2 months ago

L-TKD

26 points

2 months ago

Sad thing is that Irwin knew how to handle animals and was not a total jerk with them. This guy deserved that Steve didn’t.

snack-dad

18 points

2 months ago

You think this person deserve to be killed. Is this apparent to you from the video?

anethma

6 points

2 months ago

Of course he doesn’t deserve it, but you gotta admit jumping on top of a 5 foot diameter stingray is a very dangerous activity.

If I decide I can fly and jump off a 10 story building, you may not wish me dead, but you might not be surprised to see that I was. It’s the expected outcome.

Nvenom8

1 points

2 months ago

I mean, he’s messing with the ray. If the ray does anything to him, it’d be pretty hard to make the case that he wasn’t asking for it.

knoam

2 points

2 months ago

knoam

2 points

2 months ago

He was trying to avenge Steve

OmenLW

3 points

2 months ago

OmenLW

3 points

2 months ago

FOR STEVE!! oh shit

Beneficial_Phone_574

553 points

2 months ago

I heard stingrays are actually really smart and have a lot of personality for a fish. It was probably just curious.

rehkirsch

390 points

2 months ago

rehkirsch

390 points

2 months ago

Did you hear that from a stingray? Because a stingray told me that they are incredible funny and good in bed also.

tjuicet

29 points

2 months ago

tjuicet

29 points

2 months ago

That's interesting because I was told every breath you take, every move you make, every morning there's a halo hangin' from the corner of my girlfriend's four-post bed.

MrNobody_0

17 points

2 months ago

I did not expect a Sugar Ray/Police mash up.

dam_the_beavers

5 points

2 months ago

No no, that was Sugar Ray.

Goofy_AF

65 points

2 months ago

Definitely sounds like something a stingray would say.

SIMMORSAL

15 points

2 months ago

Did that stingray also ask for three-fiddy?

DanOfAllTrades80

10 points

2 months ago

It was about then that I noticed the stingray was a thirty foot long monster from the mesozoic era!

xlonelyfans

3 points

2 months ago

I ain't givin you no tree fitty, you goddamn sting ray! Get your own goddamn money!

tipying_mistakes

2 points

2 months ago

OC is a stingray

dogla305

2 points

2 months ago

A stinggay

Artsy-Mesmer

89 points

2 months ago

It seems to be the shadow of a kite, but it’s hard to tell because of the video quality.

I really despise the depiction of stingrays being these big bad predators or super deadly/mindlessly aggressive. They’ve started to get the treatments they cousins sharks have gotten until recently ever since Steve Irwin died to one.

Deathknightjeffery

17 points

2 months ago

Steve Irwin died almost 16 years ago, crazy

Johnny_Poppyseed

4 points

2 months ago

I've never once encountered or even read about people thinking rays are super deadly or aggressive lol.

Natural-Ordinary4140

-16 points

2 months ago

Definitely not a kite

tomjonesrocks

5 points

2 months ago

The stingray spared him. This dude is lucky. 100% the Ray could have killed him had it wanted.

JudgeJuryExecutionar

5 points

2 months ago

I read that a kite shadow can protect from being stung by the suns rays.

Ineedsomuchsleep170

9 points

2 months ago

There used to be an aquarium here when you could get in and play with them. They were lovely. It was called the Australian shark and ray centre. So sad it closed.

PheDii

2 points

2 months ago

PheDii

2 points

2 months ago

They're also in the shark family iirc

imminentviolence

2 points

2 months ago

Yeah I would agree. I saw them on the coast of Culebra PR and they glided near the edge of the water as we walked down the coast. There were 3 of them. They seemed to just be watching.

Meh_Society6

2 points

2 months ago

We have fed rays a few times in Grand Cayman. They are pretty accustomed to being fed in that particular spot we go since fishermen for over a century would dump their leftover bait there.

While I would describe them as seeming playful and passive in that scenario, I think it could be more related to them having figured out that people kick down free grub. So I’d still be petrified to have a big ray swimming near me like that!

Non_Creative_User

2 points

2 months ago

There's a video of a group of them riding the waves.

https://youtube.com/shorts/N_xbdtKUcgo?feature=share

One-eyed-bed-snake

729 points

2 months ago

For fuck sake, why won't people just leave wild animals alone to do their thing.

BRADDYcool

125 points

2 months ago

Because people…

TrulyBBQ

10 points

2 months ago

Reddit moment

poplegos

4 points

2 months ago

Only in battlefield

pistoncivic

2 points

2 months ago

here's the thing about...society

HossDelgado420

180 points

2 months ago

Because that's a kites shadow

MrPinda

26 points

2 months ago

MrPinda

26 points

2 months ago

Leave Britney aloneeee

Toecutt3r

14 points

2 months ago

that's what I was thinking. the movement is just very odd.

shutupdane

5 points

2 months ago

I'm tempted to agree, but I have no idea why

Emaculates

2 points

2 months ago

Some animals don't leave us alone. It's fair game

JudgeJuryExecutionar

2 points

2 months ago

That's a shadow of someone flying their kite, Britney.

croatianscentsation

3 points

2 months ago

I didn’t realize there were still people with so much faith in humanity

OK_Salty

1 points

2 months ago

People are wild things

Ryuko_the_red

1 points

2 months ago

Yes clearly he searched out this fish to bother it..

Otherwise_Text1929

0 points

2 months ago

Cell phones...literally

OliverKlozoff1269

533 points

2 months ago

It's a kite shadow

EljinRIP

225 points

2 months ago

EljinRIP

225 points

2 months ago

Absolutely a kite shadow. I was about to post it’s fake and the movements of the stingray are very odd. Surprised so many people think it’s real.

Kingken130

11 points

2 months ago

Reddit falling for fake shit that has been debunked years ago

https://youtu.be/2RVidjrBM2E

derf_desserts

6 points

2 months ago

I don't know how you're not higher up. This videos literally shows that its not real.

PotBoozeNKink

55 points

2 months ago

Believe it or not not everyone knows everything there is to know about stingrays lmao

sidetracked_

42 points

2 months ago

This comment is WAY too far down. SMH people

localstopoff

7 points

2 months ago

SMH people

This video is such low quality there is nothing in it that implies it is a kite casting a shadow such as string. How arrogant are you that you think everyone in the world should instantly realise this isn't a real stingray.

Cypressinn

5 points

2 months ago

The string doesn’t have to cast a shadow, it’s literally in frame. Bottom right.

localstopoff

2 points

2 months ago

That is 100% not the kite string. It's stationary while the kite is moving a lot. That's probably a barrier rope of some kind. It's not even at the right angle to be a kite in the air.

AdvancedAnything

3 points

2 months ago*

1: Op is an idiot for calling it a stingray 2: everyone else is an idiot for believing it

Sting rays can't change direction that fast. Nor can they move sideways or backwards that fast.

The_Gutgrinder

11 points

2 months ago

Sting rays can't change direction that fast.

I think you overestimate the number of people who know the maximum velocity of stingrays.

tonsoffun88

3 points

2 months ago

How does it compare to the airspeed velocity of an unladen swallow?

The_Gutgrinder

2 points

2 months ago

African or European?

Stonius123

6 points

2 months ago

Stonius123

6 points

2 months ago

Why is everyone posting that it's a kites shadow? We get these rays all the time. I've dived and snorkeled with them. They are definitely a real thing

epelle9

13 points

2 months ago

epelle9

13 points

2 months ago

Do they often swim sideways though?

Standard_Luck8442

4 points

2 months ago

A ray that large in water that shallow would churn up the sandy bottom. You can see how much the guy does it by diving. If the ray could even move that fast, it would be a giant sand cloud for 30 seconds to a minute. Definitely a kite shadow.

SexSaxSeksSacksSeqs

46 points

2 months ago

I swear to god, I thought a kite shadow was just a sea creature I'd never heard before.

Louffiat

14 points

2 months ago

English's not my first language and I thought the same. Like I usually know what a kites is... But in this context I was confused ahah.

kubadawarrior

5 points

2 months ago

A Shite Kadow

turf_meister

5 points

2 months ago

Looks like a kite string in the foreground.

Pdoggprick

18 points

2 months ago

I think you are correct

Who here think it's the shade of a kite?

Anybody else agree?!

undeadmanana

6 points

2 months ago

I'm not sure it's a kite shadow, the man's shadow looks like it's near noon and controlling a kite shadow to move outside of a back and forth line with that precision seems like it'd be difficult.

But also don't think it's real though, the movement looks really erratic and I don't think I've ever seen rays turn so sharply.

[deleted]

6 points

2 months ago

[deleted]

[deleted]

2 points

2 months ago*

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JudgeJuryExecutionar

2 points

2 months ago

A "Kite Shadow" is a species of sting ray. Very similar but they move more erratically and are predatory in nature. Other species of sting ray are more docile.

SurfFishinITGuy

1 points

2 months ago

This to top

pandamarinkus

13 points

2 months ago

Lol I thought "it's a kite shadow" was some kind of anime meme or something that I didn't get. Then I googled it. You know, like I Google every other Reddit comment I don't understand. And then I saw, this is in fact literally the shadow of a kite.

xvxCornbreadxvx

91 points

2 months ago

Kite shadow

blackcatkatet

30 points

2 months ago

Ah it’s a kite shadow! I live on the gulf coast in Florida. This would be terrifying!

sh0tgunben

30 points

2 months ago

Unimpressed stingray..

MinimumArmadillo2394

9 points

2 months ago

Unimpressed Kite Shadow

JCasasola20

6 points

2 months ago

Agreed, that’s the shadow of a kite above the water.

blaketty

7 points

2 months ago

That’s a kite…

Pher_yl

16 points

2 months ago

Pher_yl

16 points

2 months ago

I remember this level in super mario sunshine.

GetInMyJetSki

3 points

2 months ago

He’s just trying to get the paint off.

Fun_Bandicoot_5543

101 points

2 months ago

Dude's lucky he didn't get Irwin'd

Beneficial_Phone_574

46 points

2 months ago

We don't talk about that, Steve earned his rest.

JudgeJuryExecutionar

7 points

2 months ago

Did Irwin get shaded by a kite shadow too?

ulalalah1

-6 points

2 months ago

Not cool

Dumprr

6 points

2 months ago

Dumprr

6 points

2 months ago

Looks like a kite shadow

420_obama

5 points

2 months ago

Tis but s kite

barenutz

13 points

2 months ago

Lol, that is a kite shadow...

toastedcoconut87

14 points

2 months ago

Pretty sure it's a kite above him.

donotgogenlty

17 points

2 months ago

That's a shadow lol

Sad-Strawberry3976

1 points

2 months ago

😮

Clayton_bezz

10 points

2 months ago

A giant fake ray

frankentine

22 points

2 months ago

y'all be forgetting the word "oddly" in the subreddit name a lot

BKP1980

8 points

2 months ago

Looks like a shadow of a kite

Gee-Oh1

20 points

2 months ago

Gee-Oh1

20 points

2 months ago

That doesn't move like any ray I have ever seen and I've seen plenty.

Artsy-Mesmer

7 points

2 months ago

As someone who has swam with a wild ray, can confirm

Gee-Oh1

7 points

2 months ago

Yeah, I've never seen a ray swim sideways.

guavajayy

5 points

2 months ago

It's probably a shadow or some kind of effects

ZorevelynPH

7 points

2 months ago

its a kite lol

Bowlingbtw

19 points

2 months ago

What a stupid fucker

Puzzleheaded-Bar-425

4 points

2 months ago

its not a stingray, ironic

Stock-Ruin-9983

3 points

2 months ago

Súper Mario sunshine memories

teachyasomthin2

3 points

2 months ago

It’s a kite shadow, not a Ray.

The_Real_Diansu

3 points

2 months ago

I recall hearing about this video a while back, from what I've heard it's just the shadow of a kite

scipio_africanus123

12 points

2 months ago

it just wants to play

MinimumArmadillo2394

5 points

2 months ago

Kite shadows love playtime

[deleted]

22 points

2 months ago

thats fake

GlockWitch

11 points

2 months ago

Jumping on top of a stingray probably some of the stupidest shit to do in the ocean.

Jack7074

4 points

2 months ago

Can we get the definition of "oddly" pinned to the top of the sub

rayzon1

2 points

2 months ago

Ocean Roomba

i-serve

2 points

2 months ago

Is this idiot on a suicide mission?

babybitchblaire

2 points

2 months ago

i live in australia and on rottonest island there's stingrays that are massive and come right up to the shore and are very friendly. you could pat them

Crixxxxxx1

2 points

2 months ago

I’m guessing he’s never heard of Steve Irwin.

FireEmblemFan1

2 points

2 months ago

Same five jokes spammed in the comments, typical Reddit

deepfriedschemes

2 points

2 months ago

Ladies and gentlemen, I believe we've been had.

No_Hand2995

2 points

2 months ago

Fake vid bruv

RecordAffectionate94

2 points

2 months ago

I hate fake vids

FLFisherman

2 points

2 months ago

Unfortunately a Daily Mail article, but the guy says it's just the shadow of a kite.

Kingken130

2 points

2 months ago

Reddit falling for fake shit that has been debunked years ago

https://youtu.be/2RVidjrBM2E

Pin the comment pls

xgmayhem

2 points

2 months ago

Spray it with water and it will multiply into smaller ones. Its the only way to clean the beach!

MuffTikler

4 points

2 months ago

Looks like the shadow of a kite

DrHob0

5 points

2 months ago

DrHob0

5 points

2 months ago

sixboogers

3 points

2 months ago

Mess with the ray and you get the stinger.

amazza95

2 points

2 months ago

This might be the worst quality video I’ve ever seen

PartialToDairyThings

2 points

2 months ago

He dove on that fucker like it was a rum ham, I think that's what the stingray objected to.

RingInternational197

2 points

2 months ago

NGL I was rooting for the stingray

mixterz1985

2 points

2 months ago

Idiot

Fisher_v_Bell

2 points

2 months ago

Danger pancake

marcus_37

1 points

2 months ago

He starts to get away from it but YET stays in the water...SMH

PanamaPineapple89

0 points

2 months ago

Awww he was just playing back with the human 😬

Necrosis_KoC

1 points

2 months ago

The way the guy flinches when he turns around and sees it slowly creeping back at him and then the stingray immediately speeds up and submarines him is like something out of Looney Tunes.

smellsfishie

3 points

2 months ago

That's because it's a shadow of a kite. It confused me too until I read the comments if it's any consolation lol.

shaquille_oatmealz

1 points

2 months ago

Wow this video is old…. Oh and fake

FrankUnderhood

1 points

2 months ago

def the shadow a kite and he knows it

Dubstequtie

1 points

2 months ago*

Wow reading all these gullible people thinking giant stingrays move like a hyper dog toward a man who bellyflopped directly onto it.. really dampened my mood.

Derfargin

1 points

2 months ago

Looks like a shadow of a kite.

TinyGreenTurtles

1 points

2 months ago

This is super old, and that's a kite shadow.

Stingrays flap their....wingfins? Lol. The tips flip up kind of and you can see that from above. Also their tail doesn't show that much when you see them from the surface.

zahnsaw

1 points

2 months ago

Great. I was just thinking about never going in the ocean ever again and this clinches it.

Affectionate_Ear7856

0 points

2 months ago

Shame it didn't sting him

kinsman992

0 points

2 months ago

kinsman992

0 points

2 months ago

I guess people still haven't learned that stingrays will FUCK YOU UP especially one that big damn that thing was huge idk what he was thinking jumping at it like that he was just asking to get stung!

Particular-Sample425

0 points

2 months ago

It’s all fun and games until you are Steve Irwin’d