Feeling The Pinch

, , , , , | Right | December 17, 2010

(I volunteer at an aquarium and often work at our touch tank.)

Visitor: “Oh, look! Stingrays!”

Me: “Actually, ma’am, those are horseshoe crabs.”

Visitor: “How can you tell?”

Me: *flipping the crab over* “It has claws and feet. Stingrays don’t have feet. Would you like to touch it?”

Visitor: “No! It will sting me!”

Me: “No, ma’am, I assure it is safe.”

Visitor: “I don’t think so! You must just be immune!”

Visitor’s 12-Year-Old Son: “Mom! It’s in the touch tank!”


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