RARE FOOTAGE: Stingray Giving Birth, Boy Delivers 12 Stingrays!


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The Story: For the past few weeks it was pouring down with rain, so it wasn't the best filming weather!! So I decided that the next day that it was Sunny, I would go out and try to get some (Luckily it Was A School Day, So I Missed Out On Maths) - Ahah, Nah (Maths Is Good, kids - Stay in School haha) - But I went down to my favourite Stingray viewing Spot, and within a few hours of searching and 7 Bull Shark Attacks Later.. I had spotted 1 cruising around In the shallows!! So I dived off the kayak, And managed to get him, study him, chat about him and let him go!! But he wasn't that big, So I kept searching... And after going for a 30 minute walk up the beach, I came back to find a Stingray lying next to my Kayak!! So after thinking that there was something wrong with her, I found out that she was pregnant... and I ended up witnessing the delivery of 12 Baby Stingrays!!
Although It looks like there was only 10, Big Mama gave birth to 2 more off camera, (The Ones Swimming Off At The End)

Looks like a young Steve Erwin in the works right here!  


A 12-year-old Miller Wilson was hunting through an Australian mangrove swamp looking for stingrays to study when he came across a beached female stingray.  Thinking she was either looking to give birth or had accidentally beached herself, Miller went to help.  After calming the fish, he flipped her on her back and realized she looked ‘fat’.  

On further discovery, he found a baby on its way out – tail first.  With Miller’s help, she gave birth to 12 miniature stingrays – translucent with black eyes.

You can’t deny these mini rays are incredibly cute. They sadly will initially be easy prey for predator fish in the area such as bull sharks and Mangrove red snapper…

Miller did make it clear in the video description that people should not try this themselves due to the dangerous barb stingrays have in their tail and potential to damage the fish.  

He also made it clear he did not injure any of the fish he handled in this video.

 

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