The Gold Coast of Australia is home to a wide variety of sea life which, sadly, often results in uncomfortable meetings between the wildlife and beachgoers. While most of the time people are respectful of the animals, there are always going to be some people who don’t seem to understand manners or common decency and will pester them. One man decided to be that guy during this trip to the beach.
As a stingray was inspecting the waters just offshore, the man refused to leave the animal alone. He kept jumping into the water right next to it, and almost jumping on it, scaring and startling the creature. Eventually, the stingray grew tired of the horrible treatment and decided it was time to fight back. One way or another, this was going to end.
These encounters are dangerous to both the stingray and the human, as they’re both capable of killing each other. Luckily for this man, stingrays are more likely to retreat from the confrontation if they can, which is what makes this encounter so unusual to marine experts. Instead of leaving the area, the stingray decided to teach the jerk a lesson and merely rushes at him. While he doesn’t harm the man he does scare him, and the man seems to finally get the message that he needs to stop.