Friendship doesn’t always end up between two humans. Friendship can take many forms and shapes…
I always play catch with my dog, and we both enjoy it… but I don’t think I ever played with a stingray!
The boy in this video looks like he has built such a close friendship with this stingray that it seems to enjoy letting him pet it and even eats out of his hand!
Stingrays are a group of rays, which are cartilaginous fish related to sharks. They are classified in the suborderMyliobatoidei of the order Myliobatiformes and consist of eight families.
Stingrays do not aggressively attack humans, though stings do normally occur if a ray is accidentally stepped on.
Extra tip: to avoid stepping on a stingray in shallow water, the water should be waded through with a shuffle. Alternatively, before wading, stones can be thrown into the water to scare stingrays away.
However, you won’t need it if you’re this kid!