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Moment a stingray tries to escape from tank in China

  • Shopper films struggling stingray as it attempts to escape from tank in market
  • Creature up for sale in Zhuhai, Guangdong in China after being caught at sea
  • Video shows the fish jumping up and down in a bid to hurl itself over the edge  

This is the disturbing moment a stingray tried to escape from a tank in a busy fish market after being captured.   

The sea creature was caught by fisherman and put up for sale in Zhuhai, Guangdong Province in China.

Footage recorded by a shopper shows the distressed ray jumping up and down in a bid to hurl itself over the glass panel.  

In the clip lasting 21 seconds, its expressive face and mouth opens and closes as though it is calling for help

In the clip lasting 21 seconds, its expressive face and mouth opens and closes as though it is calling for help.

The short video begins with the fish splashing helplessly while the cameraperson looks on.

Stingrays are popular at Chinese markets for the medicinal uses as well as for cooking. 

While they have the potential to be deadly with a stinger filled with venom, they are known for being friendly to humans. 

But in the event they feel threatened, they will attack using the stinger at the end of their tail.

Covered in sharp, hooked barbs, the stinger enters at an angle but will hook into the flesh. 

Crocodile hunter Steve Irwin died in 2006 after being stung ‘100 times’ by a stingray while filming a documentary.

Stingrays are popular at Chinese markets for the medicinal uses as well as for cooking

Stingrays are popular at Chinese markets for the medicinal uses as well as for cooking

 

 

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