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Eagle ray jumps on woman aboard boat

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A 300-pound spotted eagle ray surprised a tourist on a recent boating trip off Islamorada, Fla., when it jumped into the boat and pinned her down.

Charterboat captain Kelly Klein, of Two Chicks Charters, said the ray landed on passenger Jenny Hausch and she became stuck under the giant marine animal.

"The ray was slamming this way and slamming that way and she was trying to crawl backward out from under it, but it kept landing on her," Klein told reporters.

As soon as it happened, Klein moved several children to safety in the back of the boat while the ray thrashed around.

It was returned to the water and Hausch was not injured, according to reports.

Spotted eagle rays have two to six poisonous spines at the base of their tails and can deliver a painful sting.

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