Imagine wading into the water to feed some friendly fish, when a visitor as large as this one comes up instead. Most people would run away, although there’s good reason to resist the urge.
The huge size of this fish makes it appear intimidating, but they usually aren’t. Stingrays are not naturally aggressive toward humans, although stings will occur if the ray is stepped on. If given the chance to encounter a ray, make sure to wade through the water with a shuffle, to avoid treading on one accidentally.
Usually docile and curious, stingrays aren’t apt to flee when humans are present. This is especially true of rays that are found near popular tourist spots. These rays are even happy to eat right out of a generous human’s hand.