July 7, 2012
In Lake Lou Yaeger in Illinois, a fish with sizeable teeth that looks like a a gigantic piranha was spotted last June 7. The lake superintendent brought a caught specimen to the Illinois Department of Natural Resources where the fish was later identified as the Pacu.
Though earlier considered harmless to people (it supposedly only eats aquatic vegetation and snails), Discovery Channel extreme angler and marine biologist Jeremy Wade says otherwise. In its native Papua New Guinea, pacu has been known to bite off human testicles. And its popular nickname has been “ball cutter”. Now, there’s another reason not to go in the water. In Lake Lou Yaeger anyway.
- Via Huffington Post