Stingray season is back | Environment
Clearwater Beach, Florida -- It's time to do the "Stingray Shuffle" again.
Beach patrols report they've seen an increase in stingray injuries recently.
The city says purple warning flags are posted to warn beachgoers that stingrays are in the water.
"It is important for all beachgoers to do the 'stingray shuffle' when entering beach waters," the city advises. "By shuffling your feet in the sand, you will scare off any stingrays that might be around."
Anyone who suffers a bard should contact a lifeguard at one of the towers, or go to the fire station at Mandalay and Bay Esplanade for treatment.