Culture

Warning to Male Swimmers: Pacu Fish Wants Your Testicles

Tue., Jul. 10, 2012 7:15 AM EST
by Zondra Hughes

Two fishermen bled out and died last year after the toothy fish attacked them; the victims’ testicles were long gone.

“The locals told me that this thing was like a human in the water, biting at the testicles of fishermen,” Jeremy Wade, a British fisherman, told reporters.

Pacu fish have human-like teeth.

Pacu fish are native to Amazon Basin, but were dumped in Papua New Guinea to invigorate fisheries; the biologists determine that the Pacu fish swimming in Illinois are abandoned pets.

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