Please Don’t Feed the Stingrays

As you know from our previous post “Hamelin Bay, WA, home to giant stingrays”, the stingrays at Hamelin Bay interact with people along the shore line, presumably because they are accustomed to being fed by them. Though not apparently enforced, the advice from the Parks and Wildlife Service varies from feed them fresh fish but not frozen bait to don’t feed them at all because they are getting fat.

Inspired by that, the following video is a sequence of skits made by (somewhat randomly) combining the better clips from our cameras with (silly) audio and visual effects.

In fact, the (clever/lazy) post-production department has come up with two videos in one.

  1. for those who like a G-rated nature documentary, play it with the sound turned off;
  2. for those who like a PG-rated melodrama, play it with the sound turned on.

Either way, don’t take this too seriously; they really are beautiful creatures, if you ignore their sharp bits and the fact that they pretend to be friendly just to get fed (like cats, really, which by the way, are so over-represented on the interwebtube that we need stingrays for some balance).

Til next time, Tim and Helen