Stingray Injury Topic Guide

Stingray Injury Stingray Injury: Injuries from sharklike stingrays are usually defensive actions, not attacks. Once disturbed, their venomous stinger (spine) at the base of their tails lashes out and can cause cuts or punctures. Stingray stings usually happen by accident when someone steps on stingray, resulting in injury to the legs or feet. Symptoms of a stingray bite include a jagged cut, swelling, bleeding, color change of injury, sweating, severe pain, low blood pressure, shortness of breath, weakness, vomiting, diarrhea, nausea, and more. Prevent stingray injury by shuffling your feet while wading in water to keep stingrays away.