Sunday, June 28, 2009

Stingray – Crystal Beach, Texas – June 27, 2009


As we were getting to the beach today, a guy was standing on the beach reeling (and reeling and reeling) in his line. We suspected a pretty good sized shark, but were surprised (pleasantly, I might add!) to see that it was this big Stingray. The kids & I walked over to see up-close. And since I happened to have my camera in hand to take some pictures of the kids playing on the beach, I snapped some photos of the ‘ray’ and the two men responsible for landing this beauty! Since they didn’t have a camera, I told them that I’d upload the photos to my site for them to be able to download the photos whenever they wanted.

I didn’t see anyone measure it, but I estimate it was close to 4 feet across it’s back and probably in excess of 100 lbs! One man had a hard time rolling it over to get the hook out of it’s mouth. I don’t know how big these things get in the Gulf of Mexico, but it seemed like a nice sized one to me!! ha!

To the men who caught the Stingray: I have no idea who you are, but hopefully these photos will come through okay for you. If not, feel free to email me and I’ll send them to you.

Here is the man I saw doing the reeling:


I’m not sure who the second man is in the equation, but they were in the same vehicle and he posed for the photo too. Sorry I cut you out of the first photo! I thought you were one of the many on-lookers! :o)


And last but not least, here is a photo of Tyler posing too.


Nice catch guys! Congratulations!!!

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Sara said...

How cool is this! I bet the kids loved it!

Scrappin' Knitster said...

Wow! That stingray is HUGE! I've never seen one this close. Great picture.

Heather said...

Wow Billie that must have been lots of fun!!!!

I am so glad you shared the pictures!!!


Mindy (Scrappy and Piggy) said...

Man I hate stingrays. I used to be so afraid of them when I was a kid.