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Saraland family has one-in-a-million chance encounter with spotted eagle ray

WPMI Mobile 7/19/2022 Kelly Foster
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While fishing in the Alabama Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo the Jones family became the target of a whopper of a ray.

During yesterdays event, a spotted eagle sting ray landed in the boat of April Jones of Saraland and her family.

The creature was so large that at first they thought it was a shark.

It was about 5 feet wide, weighing in at around 400 pounds, and it was carrying a litter of pups.

The ray crushed fishing poles and even swiped April’s shoulder when it landed on the boat, resulting in a trip to the emergency room.

Unfortunately, the pups did not survive and were promptly delivered to the Dauphin Island Sea Lab for further study where officials told the Jones family that this was a one-in-a-million chance encounter.

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