Sunday, May 22, 2011

Sting Rays in the water in Florida

Having once lived in Florida I know about the "String Ray Shuffle."  When you're on the beaches in Florida it's best to walk with your feet in the sand to scare away these critters before you step on them.  In this clip you can see just how many can be just off the beach.  This was a taken from the 17th floor balcony of a condo in Panama City, FL.

If you do get stung by a sting ray it's best not to panic, it just mostly hurts really bad.  Once stung expose the string location from any clothing.  Next, soak the sting spot in the hottest water you can stand for about 1 hour.  Then wrap up your sting in sterile cloth then use a topical antibiotic to reduce the chance of infection and relieve pain. If the wound site shows any signs of infection, such as redness, prolonged swelling, or pus, seek medical attention immediately.

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