This son of a gun looks prehistoric.
According to Field & Stream, a Camp Hill, Pennsylvania man was taking a chartered bowfishing trip in Delaware Bay last month.
However, little did he know that the trip would end up being a lifechanging experience.
Jeremy Gipe went out with the Delaware-based Brossman Boys Bowfishing on June 30th, and was hoping it would lead to something big, considering the Brossman Boys are legends when it comes to fishing on the east coast, holding a number of different state and world records for different species of rays.
Ray hunting is quite popular in the Delaware Bay, as it contains a ton of cownose rays and southern rays in the late spring and early summer. But as it starts to warm up in July, we start to see more butterfly rays, as the species are typically found in warm oceans across the world.
Although these creatures are massive, they don’t have stingers, and aren’t harmful to humans, as they don’t have spines.