They don’t call this Ray Bay for nothing.
A very large and angry California Bat Ray was pulled onto the Seal Beach Pier on Saturday by an angler fishing at the end of the pier.
The bat ray had a 3 foot-long tail with a protruding a venomous spine that was flipping from side to side. Anglers removed the hook and gaff, and clipped off the spine before releasing it back into the ocean.
California Bat Rays are not considered dangerous and use the spine only when attacked, frightened or stepped on by beach-goers wading in shallow water. And they get stepped on a lot in Seal Beach – sometimes as many as 25 people on a busy summer day.