Kids that enjoy the company nowadays have a variety of choices when it comes to domesticated animals. But some like this kid from the Canary Islands in Spain tend to bend the rules, defying the norms when it comes to their pet animal of choice.
As seen in this video footage taken in a pier in the Canary Islands, Spain, in the video the boy is shown slapping his hand on the water surface, as if he was beaconing or signaling for something to surface. And soon enough something did surface, it was shiny, dark and it was huge, it was a huge stingray! What exactly are stingrays?
Stingrays are a group of sea rays, some have specialized jaws that allow them to crush hard mollusk shells, stingrays are not usually aggressive and attack humans only when provoked, such as if a ray is accidentally stepped on.
Contact with the stinger causes local trauma (from the cut itself), pain, swelling, muscle cramps from the venom, and later may result in infection from bacteria or fungi, rays are cartilaginous fish related to sharks, that’s right you read that right they’re related to Sharks. And it didn’t stop with just one stingray, more and more rays actually surfaced crowding the water surface.
Normally people avoid stingrays fearing their notorious poisonous barbed tails, and those poisonous tails pack a punch, it has been known to cause excruciating pain with some incidents resulting to unexpected things to happen.
The usual response to stingrays amassing near the beach would be to scream in fear or skedaddle out of there, but not this boy, the boy seemed to pay little attention to those poisonous barbed tails, in fact the boy even proceeded to feed the rays, not by merely throwing food on the water but rather with his hands! It is clear that these animal trust the boy and vice versa. Now wild animals are no different to domesticated ones, both need genuine care and love from humans.