Monday 9 July 2012

sharp toothed fish found where they shouldn't be

Balls to that! Families stay out of popular rural lake after discovery of deadly fish 'that eats male genitals'
By James Nye
A popular Illinois lake is on guard after the discovery in its waters of the exotic pacu fish - infamous for killing men by ripping off their testicles.Families reported being wary of entering the waters of Lake Lou Yaeger after hearing that a pacu was caught by a fisherman on June 7 and that another one had been spotted two weeks later.Known in Papua New Guinea as 'The Ball Cutter', the pacu has reportedly been responsible for the deaths of two fishermen in the Pacific nation, who died from blood loss after the fish had bitten off their testicles.

S. American piranha in S.China river ‘would not let go’
Global Times
Piranhas - the voracious South American fish with a horrific reputation as man eaters -- are being blamed for attacking two residents in Liuzhou, South China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, on Saturday, raising concerns over invasive alien species.
A Liuzhou resident, surnamed Zhang, claims to have been attacked by piranhas while bathing his pet dog along the city's Liujiang River. He said the fish bit into the palm of his hand and it only let go after he slammed the fish on the ground. He said he almost lost a chunk of flesh on his hand.
Zhang said he was shocked when he compared photos online with the attacking fish that he brought home. He said his research showed he was bitten by a species of piranha native to the Amazon River and the Paraguay River in the Southern Hemisphere.Zhang said the fish was still alive when it also bit his friend, surnamed Wu, who was teasing the fish."I assume these piranhas were dumped into the river by a tropical fish keeper, as this species can hardly survive naturally in the Liujiang River where water temperatures fall below what these fish require," Li Xinhui, a researcher at the Pearl River Fisheries Research Institute of the Chinese Academy of Fishery Sciences, told the Global Times.

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