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Wilderness: Stingray Sting (cont.)

Stingray Pictures

Picture of a spotted eagle ray (sting ray)

Stingray spine. It is clear why these can cause either a puncture wound or a slashing laceration. The size of the spine depends on the size and type of the stingray. Toothpick to pencil size is typical. Photo courtesy of Cecil Berry

Picture of Stingray Spine, Photo Courtesy of Cecil Berry
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