Youngster delivers 12 stingray babies with his own bare hands
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A plucky young Queenslander who likes to get up close and personal with the state's marine life has helped deliver a copious litter of stingray babies.
Channeling the spirit of the late Steve Irwin, fearless young outdoors-man Miller Wilson was kayaking in the waterway looking for rays when he came across "big mama", only to discover she was in labour.
"After going for a 30 minute walk up the beach, I came back to find a Stingray lying next to my Kayak!!" Miller writes on YouTube.
"So after thinking that there was something wrong with her, I found out that she was pregnant... and I ended up delivering 12 Baby Stingrays!!"
© Miller Wilson/YouTube Miller Wilson wrote on YouTube that the stingray mother "appeared to be struggling and I think appreciated the help".
Although the slimy birth may not appeal to the easily-nauseated among us, Miller's love of nature is infectious, and his willingness to go after creatures barehanded puts him in rare company.
Stingrays generally give birth to anywhere between five and 15 offspring.