One Adorable Little Stringray - Clearwater Intercoastal Waterway

This is one adorable little stingray that Ronnie caught and released today in the Clearwater intercoastal waterway off Clearwater Florida.

You can see from the size of the shrimp just how small this little cutie is. While a cute little stingray, you still need to be careful. If you step on the barb under it's tail, it is an extremely painful trip to the emergency room. That is why bathers need to remember to do the stingray shuffle when entering the water. If a school of rays swims past you, just stand still and let them pass. They are looking for food in the water and do not bite.

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Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert
Richmond, TX

Barbara Jo,

 That is a cute picture, thanks for sharing he is tiny when you compare him to the shrimp. Good adivce on stingrays. Have a great day!

Aug 19, 2015 07:51 AM #1
Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

Wow what a cool photo Barbara-Jo. I never knew how dangerous these guys can be.

Aug 19, 2015 07:59 AM #2
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

What a neat picture. That is a little one. You've offered some great advice, too. I wouldn't want to get stung by one of these. I'm recovering now from a bee sting. I have a strong reaction to them, and my foot and ankle are very swollen. It will be a week before my foot is back to normal. 

Aug 19, 2015 08:42 AM #3
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Barbara Jo,

We practice the sting ray shuffle when we cross the channel here.  Ours are black, and they bellies are white.  I had not seen them in the color.  It must be the Atlantic vs the Pacific.  A

Aug 19, 2015 09:21 AM #4
Kim Johnson
Realty Associates of Florida I Inc. - Coral Springs, FL
Selling South Florida

Good evening Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional 

That's a beauty! Haven't seen a stingray for awhile over here!

Aug 19, 2015 09:57 AM #5
Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Stingrays are so soft to touch but not the barbed tail.

Have a relaxing evening, Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional 

Aug 19, 2015 10:02 AM #6
Sybil Campbell
Long and Foster REALTORS® 5234 Monticello Ave Williamsburg, Virginia - Williamsburg, VA
REALTOR® ABR, SFR, SRES Williamsburg, Virginia

I would have never thought to call a stingray "adorable".

Aug 19, 2015 10:50 AM #7
Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
Good Company Real Estate - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

Barbara-Jo - You can pet these at our zoo because they have done something to the barbs that eliminates the sting.

Aug 19, 2015 02:41 PM #8
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
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Good morning Barbara-Jo. Not sure I would be comfortable handling them, without knowing how.

Aug 19, 2015 07:16 PM #9
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Many locals call these small rays, 'skates', here in the Stuart area.  And, there barbs can cause some serious infections as well as go right through booties.  (Speaking from experience, here  )

Aug 19, 2015 08:58 PM #10
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

I have heard the stingers are very painful and can ruin a vacation. Thanks for reminding us to do the shuffle.

Aug 19, 2015 10:08 PM #11
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents

Clearwater is one of my favorite places, makes me miss it that much more. 

Aug 19, 2015 10:33 PM #12
Morgan Evans
Douglas Elliman Real Estate - Manhattan, NY

Good advice, if I was in the water and saw a school of sting ray I would definitely lose my calm and make my way quickly to the beach.

Aug 19, 2015 10:57 PM #13
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Home and Condo Specialists

The "stingray shuffle"...HA, but I can understand and point well taken!

Aug 19, 2015 11:31 PM #14
Nicole Doty - Gilbert Real Estate Expert
Zion Realty - Gilbert, AZ
Broker/Owner of Zion Realty

That's exactly why you won't find me in the ocean! I'll lay on the beach all day long but there's too many icky things for me to get in the water!

Aug 20, 2015 12:53 AM #15
Fred Hernden, CMI
Superior Home Inspections - Greater Albuquerque Area - Albuquerque, NM
Albuquerque area Master Inspector

All I got to say is Steve Irwin... stay away from the tail!

Aug 20, 2015 01:06 AM #16
Rob Arnold
Sand Dollar Realty Group, Inc. - Altamonte Springs, FL
Metro Orlando Full Service - Investor Friendly & F

Definitely a fact of life when swimming in Florida waters.  You have to avoid those stingrays. 

Aug 20, 2015 01:55 AM #17
Robert Bob Gilbert
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Anderson Properties - Katy, TX
Your Katy TX ( West of Houston) Real Estate Expert

wow.. I really like this stingray picture. good advice in your post for all of us to follow regarding these creatures.. 

Aug 20, 2015 05:35 AM #18
Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional
Charles Rutenberg Realty - Clearwater, FL
Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor

 thanks for all of the great comments on our little stingray!

Aug 20, 2015 06:22 AM #19
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thanks for sharing your photograph.

Have an outstanding week with your camera in hand.

Aug 23, 2015 09:49 PM #20
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