WATCH: Swimmer in Australia caught on video provoking large stingray, gets chased

Stingrays are normally docile animals. But one swimmer in Australia apparently learned the hard way that even creatures that would rather take flight than fight can get angry and attack.

In video that was posted to YouTube, a swimmer on the Gold Coast of Australia is shown diving aggressively toward a rather large ray.

The animal is then shown gliding off. But as the man headed back to shore, the stingray charges towards the man.

Some online have called the video fake.

The Gold Coast Bulletin reported that marine biologist, Dr. Johnathan Werry, was shown the footage and he believes it is a stingray due to it being "slightly triangular in shape" and having a long, thin tail.

Decide for yourself -- watch it below:

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