Animals Attack - Again
One would think that there is a concerted effort in the Animal Kingdom to bring humankind to it's knees - especially amongst the ocean dwellers. It seems there has been another stingray attack, this time in Florida:
- An 81-year-old man was in critical condition Thursday after a stingray flopped onto his boat and stung him, leaving a foot-long barb in his chest similar to the accident that killed "Crocodile Hunter" Steve Irwin
- Doctors were able to remove the barb during surgeries Wednesday and Thursday by eventually pulling it through his heart and closing the wound, said Dr. Eugene Costantini at Broward General Medical Center.
The disturbing part of this story is (obviously) the global coordination of the various Stingray families, despite obvious differences in skin pigmentation, religious beliefs and mating rituals. On this level, they seem much more advanced than humans. Be careful out there on the open ocean.