How to Protect Yourself from Stingrays

How to Protect Yourself from Stingrays


How to Protect Yourself from Stingrays. Death by stingray is extremely rare, but getting
hit with their barb still hurts like hell – which is why you need to learn how to
play footsie safely with these sea creatures. You will need An ability to shuffle your feet
Very hot water or a chemical heat pack Water shoes (optional) Stingray guards or leggings
(optional) and a thermometer (optional). Step 1. Know where stingrays like to hang out – in
shallow water along the ocean shoreline and near the mouth of a bayou. Step 2. Do The Stingray Shuffle. Slide your feet along the ocean floor rather
than lifting them; it will prevent you from stepping down hard on a stingray – the most
common way of getting stuck by the serrated stinger on its tail. Plus, the movement warns stingrays that you’re
in the area. Step 3. Consider wearing water shoes. If you do step on a stingray, your footwear
may prevent the barb from penetrating. Step 4. If you’re stepping into murky water from a
boat, poke around with a stick before you set down your foot. Invest in stingray guards or leggings if you
do a lot of wade fishing. Step 5. If you do get stung and are bleeding, apply
pressure to stem the bleeding and seek immediate medical care. Step 6. If the injury is minor, remove the stinger
with tweezers, being careful not to squeeze it further into the skin. Clean the area with soap and water, and plunge
it the hottest water you can tolerate for 30 minutes. Or, apply a chemical heat pack. The heat kills the venom that causes the intense
pain. Test the water with a thermometer before immersing
the wounded area so you don’t burn yourself. The water shouldn’t be above 110 degrees Fahrenheit. Step 7. Have a doctor clean out the wound to make
sure none of the barb remains in your body. Left-behind pieces will cause infection. Did you know About 1,500 Americans are injured
by stingrays every year.

100 comments

  • TheDrewster

    Step 1: Don't go in the ocean.

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  • tomer 9950

    wow

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  • marygracedesuyo

    7 years later… like if your watching in 2017 or more

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  • Casey Simpson

    wow this was poorly edited

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  • Aresiel

    Oh, so it wasn't these I swimmed with

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  • Jahseh Onfroy

    Instructions unclear why am I in hell

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  • Duck Goes Quack

    if only steve irwin has seen this video

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  • naivo

    Step one: don't go to the ocean and step on fish

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  • Eternal Depression

    The guy narrating the video sounds like shanks from one piece

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  • Kyra Armas

    I HAVE AN IDEA!

    don't go to the beach.

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  • night KILLER

    awesome vidoe

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  • purple headed womb ferret destruction of innocence

    answer: genocide to all stingrays

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  • harp seal

    I WOULD WEAR IRON MANS' SUIT TO BE PROTECTED!

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  • toxiicalative blue

    why would you WANT to. sure, they're a tad stingy, but that's okie dokie. no problem.

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  • TheLionKingNala

    his feet look ugly and wen he walks he looks like penguin

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  • StatePod

    I stepped on a sting ray and it has the worst pain I ever felt

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  • Tricksyz

    Those ms paint sprites tho

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  • Minin Piggy

    1:35 That "thermometer"…

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  • Leonard Meniqi Rodriguez

    wwwwwwwwttttttttfffffffffff

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  • Hoss0805

    The problem is when a wave picks me up I can't help to slam my feet on the sand! Help!!!!

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  • Armando Rivera

    dope

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  • Stinger316 Rivera

    Foo

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  • Jayden's Family Friendly Channel :D

    1,500 Americans are stung everyday good thing I'm from Dubai Ey..

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  • It’s Ashlynn

    Water shoes do NOT help a stingray barb can go through wooden boats

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  • Leo Cole

    I got stung twice in one day 😑

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  • Mike Landwolf

    Oh well if americans are injured by stingrays we should build a wall and deport them 😀

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  • Mina Spainrose

    I'm safe beacue I never got bitned

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  • samba

    only Aussies should be here …..

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  • Broken Mirror

    C

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  • NASPELTZ

    how to protect your self from stingrays ( stay inside and never get out) EASY

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  • Whistle AlongYT

    "Do the stingray shuffle" EVERYDAY IM SHUFFLING!

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  • Weaselbee

    Tell https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gd1_Wbs1Rg4 that.

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  • cookie of awesomeness

    Tf kinda drawing is this

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  • Jonilum [Gacha Studios and more!]

    yeah… theres one thing that may be a bit "not solved". On the part where you slide ur feet against the ground to avoid getting touched by stingray, sometimes since u float it may be hard to do that sorry this was confusing

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  • Ryan Lopez

    more people are stung by sting rays than killed by sharks every year but people still hate sharks. human logic :

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  • Avengers Assemble please

    This happend to my dad once and he had to pee on his foot 😂

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  • Avengers Assemble please

    Most of this is just, wear shoes or leggings 😂

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  • SonicBomber

    drag your feet

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  • Some Person

    10/10 drawing

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  • Larry Watson

    I like it so much

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  • Kimberly Sanchez

    Oh. Well good thing nothing happened to me.

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  • echosnow

    Step 8: Don't do what Steve Irwin did

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  • WhatTheGyx

    your logo looks like the smosh logo. Well back then when it matters. . .

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  • Eleven The stranger things girl :3

    This should be on a cringe comp

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  • Avocado

    i love stingray they’re delicious

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  • Sheep Lord

    Should've shown this video to Steve Irwin.
    Even though it was made fur years after he died.
    And he was literally stabbed in the heart.
    And he was actually looking for stingrays.

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  • Pastel Potato

    Who else thought of Steve Irwin?

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  • JaF ._.

    T-T

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  • I will destroy your bloodline

    Hey I tried it and it worked! 😀 that stingray totally left

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  • Valentina Bravo

    howcast how do you konw

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  • Almighty Keys

    Too late 🙁 I'm casting a vote to change their name to puncture ray there is no stinging about it.

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  • Knd 0031262

    Is that the voice actor of Captain Shanks from One Piece ?!

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  • Nirajan Pradhan

    Is this common in usa n austrailia?

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  • Michael Saul

    Do Jungle Combat Boots count to wear in the water?

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  • Jiricoo Declaro

    I suggest that all people go swim at the beach must wear crocs.🐊

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  • Dylan Gabriel Sumangil

    Moon walk 0:46

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  • Cass

    The last bit helped

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  • Sliske Project

    Where was this video when Steve Irwin was still around

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  • Dylan Truong

    Steve Irwin will always be remembered. Rip Steve. May Robert carry your legacy…

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  • Tracy Jackson

    Sometimes at the beginning just the right timing a Mario star can be seen flipping at the beginning

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  • i dont care :/

    0:34 step 2
    STEP 2

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  • Nova the Umbreon

    Crikey!

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  • Hello Pokebowl

    Cute killers!!!

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  • Happy Panda

    About 1500 Americans get stung by sting rays every year. I’m Australian. Now what?

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  • Nanotaku RBLX

    How to protect yourself from string rays. Dont go in beach :io

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  • Nico Johnston

    Isn’t this the voice actor from one piece? The red-haired person who puffy grew up with?

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  • Matt the Fbaf yt

    SORRY

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  • roboshuffler555

    years ago when i heard my god steve irwin died, i began only consuming stingray flesh. to this day i only eat stingray, its not the taste that draws me in.. its the vengeance.

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  • Invisible Scars

    Step 1: Stay away from the ocean, period.

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  • Tejas Narayan

    Step 8 better stay @ home

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  • Sir-Nate

    Got stung yesterday at the beach! Hurt like hell after a hr all better

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  • Pizza Time

    How to protect yourself from pancakes*

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  • Bennett Blackmon

    I got stung by a stingray

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  • Jay 2394

    If seen a stingray attack while fishing and it was pretty bad

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  • taebaby

    I will PUNCH a stingray in the name of Steve Irwin!

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  • Jeffrey’s Toy Review

    Thanks because today I was boogie boarding and I fell off and the water got clear I looked down and there a fricking stingray on my food

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  • Destiny Lps

    2018?

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  • Kyn Chan

    You need a spear and a barbecue set up.

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  • Violetta B

    Step one: find out where sting rays hang out.
    Step two: don’t go there

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  • Pei Ling Lu

    You need an xray too is the barb does not come out clean, a small fragment can cause a lot of further damage

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  • Stephanie Honeycutt

    I wish I had seen this last summer, my 10 year old son and I walked 3 feet into the water and we both started screaming in pain, blood everywhere in the water. I grabbed him, ran to shore and he had 1 sting to the ankle and I got 11 stings and 2 stuck in my ankle knuckle. It hurt, we both have matching scars, lol.

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  • Baistu

    -3- the place im going has 30 stingrays all wild xD i hope i survive

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  • SCP Foundation

    I could not stop laughing when i saw that foot xD

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  • SCP Foundation

    0:50 That foot rofl

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  • lia's world

    I will forver call them water pancakes and you cant stop me

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  • Joseph Solace

    Stingrays only sting if they are VERY scared. They prefer to run away.

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  • XxGodKennyxX

    Or.. you can put it in rice

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  • Clavis

    Like a Stingray is going to wash up on Roker Beach. BE REAL!

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  • Mark Defsoul

    I petted a little sting ray

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  • Alice Kingsley

    I just got my right foot stinged by a stingray. I was screaming and crying in pain. I took enzymes and oregano oil So that I didn’t have to take antibiotics. I even applied Tasmanian lavender essential oil to speed up the healing.

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  • chouriço and potatoes

    anyone here from inside edition?

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  • Kevin Peters

    I usually just chum the water and let the sharks scare the stingrays away. Problem solved!

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  • Safarian sunrise

    Stingrays don’t sting they stab

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  • Joey Central

    "LET ME TELL YOU ABOUT THE STINGRAY!"

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  • Crunchy Ramen

    I already got stung it’s too late

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  • Faith

    i’m always afraid of stepping on a sting ray 😂 one time i stepped on a rock and cried 💀

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  • Grace K

    I got stung while I was shuffling… going out surfing again today for the first time since it happened I’m so nervous

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  • Happy Sully

    I was surfing and stood on one. I was so embarrassed because I was screaming like crazy

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  • LionGames HDTV

    How to protect yourself from stingrays

    Don't step on them

    Reply
  • Rubie Holmes

    Steve Irwin has entered the chat

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