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Wednesday, February 25, 2009

RECORD BREAKING STINGRAY CAPTURED IN THAILAND



A mega-stingray was caught in the Maeklong River here in Thailand!

This is part of a program to tag stingrays and check their population. Our hero this time is a Brit dude named Ian Welch -- a biologist and a champion angler. Thanks dude, for sharing your expertise. *wink wink*

The stingray weighs 771lbs and measures 7 feet by 7 feet plus its 10 foot long whip, I mean, tail. It took 13 men and 9 hours to finally land it. I so miss Steven Irwin right now *sigh*

And the kicker was...she is pregnant! You could just imagine how big her boyfriend is! Stingrays of her specie can weigh as much as 1,100lbs. The preggy mom was release a few hours later.

See full story here.

There are still a lot of hidden animals in our paradise. Ones that keeps on surprising us.

Speaking of which, have you heard of that news about a mega-mega-phyton striking fear among residents of a certain river in Borneo? The aerial photo (apparently discovered on Google Earth) is circulating the Internet. Uhm...but that's another story...




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8 Comments:

Curbside Puppet said...

i never thought sting ray's can also thrive on freshwater!

i know that the peninsular southeast asia and the malay archipelago are both, man, what term should i use! i know both got tons of animals and trees! lol!

innocent 色男 said...

woah.... so so so so big..... i dont want to be whipped by that....

Ralph said...

Wow, that is huge!

Btw, I just dropped by to say a huge thank you. I was training students for two quiz bees here in Manila, and I used your blog as a reviewer for them, and guess what? They won both times! Thanks! You guys rock!

Anonymous said...

Can I kindly ask for the links to this rumored mega python,I love animals and get fascinated by news of unusual animal growth meaning probably the area where it grew is still a good place for animals to be living in which could be good news for preservation of wildlife.Plus the thought of an enormous snake is always fascinating.
Thank you so much for promoting our Asian countries and our natural resources and helping preserving them by educating others of their current state,more power to you...elmer encinas oh i forgot to give my email add.,it's elmerenci@yahoo.com thanks again.

Schroedinger said...

Dude.. the link is in the article...

Solici said...

what a whopper ... and strange it swam upstream?

Fishsiam said...

The monster Giant freshwater stingray caught by Ian Welch was caught whilst fishing with Fishsiam Thailand.
Fishsiam Thailand has caught and released 122 different fish in a two year period.

Fishsiam said...

The monster Giant freshwater stingray caught by Ian Welch was caught whilst fishing with Fishsiam Thailand.
Fishsiam Thailand has caught and released 122 different fish in a two year period.

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