Dead Ray “Steve” on SF Market Street

August 18, 2008 at 10:36 am Leave a comment

I know it’s not about bikes, but it’s disturbing.  The first story I heard about this was from a office buddy who described a huge Manta Ray flopping down the market street in downtown SF for about 20 feet or so, struggling for life before one final flop of death.  It broke my heart.  Who would do such a thing to an animal — and then, how did they do it?  Manta Rays are huge.

Judging from the comments posted on SFweekly’s report of the incident, it wasn’t a Manta Ray but possibly an Eagle, Bat, or Cow Ray.  Also, according to one commentor, the ray was dead when it was left on Market Street after having it’s tail chopped off by a fisherman.  What creeps me out about the commentor’s comment was that he knew the ray’s name was “Steve.”

WTF?

From A.Crazy:

The ray’s name was Steve. He was caught by a fisherman for his tail and thrown away. someone found him and brought him to One Post in a bag.
It’s not sad that he ended up on Market street. It’s sad that he was caught for the soul purpose of harvesting his tail.

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