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Stingray At Japanese Aquarium Devours Squid, Leaves Visitors Stunned (Video)

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It’s the circle of life.

Visitors at an aquarium in the Japanese city of Yokohama, were recently treated to a free demonstration of how the food chain works when one of the facility’s stingrays got hungry and decided to make a meal out of a squid that was being kept in the same tank.

This shocking scene took place on August 7, at the Hakkeijima Sea Paradise amusement park which is located about a 30 minute train ride south of downtown Yokohama on a small island. Hakkeijima is one of the most visited amusement parks in Japan and features an impressive aquarium, which as of August 7, is down one bigfin reef squid.

A video of the incident, which was tweeted out on the same day by Twitter user @Eternalshm, captured the messy scene of the hungry stingray feasting on the ink-spewing unfortunate squid. The video also captured the various sounds that were coming from the fairly sizeable audience that watched the stingray fill its stomach. Screams, nervous laughter, the voices of excited children and exclamations of “Wow!” and “It ate it!” can all be clearly heard in the video.

The video, which you can check out below, has managed to get retweeted almost 100,000 times and liked over 150,000 times in less than a week. Despite the way in which this video has spread as of yet, it does not appear that the amusement park has made any official comment on the matter.

See mother nature in action below.

The text in the twwet above reads “A stingray at the Hakkeijima Sea Paradise park preyed on a squid that was on display. So scary!”

Of course, many people have reacted to this shocking video via Twitter. Here’s just a few of these reactions.

“In the end the squid ink didn’t do anything.”
“Oh… Little squid…”
“I’ve seen sardines get eaten like that in other aquariums.”
“The stingray sucked it all up, not even leaving the squid ink behind.”
“This made me think hat it would be interesting to have an aquarium where you get to experience survival of the fittest in action, rather than just watching the animals like in a normal aquarium.”

Source: togtter
Image: @Eternalshm

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