Friday, May 18, 2018

Photo: Sting Ray Pool at the Smithsonian National Zoo

 In one of the indoor sections, there's this pretty (and super clear) tank that mainly houses the freshwater sting-rays.
 Every time I see one, I remember that my co-worker Pat got stung by one, but an ocean version. These guys apparently live in the Amazon. 
 The other resident I noticed was this roseate spoonbill. Pretty hard to miss with its pink color and unique beak. Also that it doesn't seem to be people-phobic at all. 
You could literally stick your hand out and touch it. We were wise enough to not to try, but I have to imagine, somebody there has done it. 

6 comments:

  1. Only a moron would try touching a sting-ray.
    The ones here off the coastline in Australia and in
    waterways are KILLERS.
    Signs are prominently displayed in sting-ray areas.
    KEEP OUT OF THE WATER.
    Colin

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  2. One of our beloved man got stung by a stingray, he died.
    Do like flamingos but have never seen one in reality.

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    1. His name was Steve Irwin and he was married to an American.
      His Qld Zoo still exists. His widow and two kids run the show these days.
      Colin

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  3. Cool to look at, but never to touch!

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  4. Look but don't touch. Always the smarter choice.

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