Thursday, September 5, 2013

Testicle-biting fish found in Paris could be on way to UK

Grin a bear it ... the nasty end of a pacu 

THE Pacu, a fish dubbed the 'ball-cutter' because it has reportedly bitten off men's testicles, has been found in Paris and there are fears it could be making its way to the UK. 

The small piranha-like fish was found in European waters for the first time in August with experts warning men to keep their trunks on if swimming in the Øresund channel between Denmark and Sweden. 

Now the pacu has been found in the River Seine, The Paris Prefecture of Police newsletter revealed on Tuesday. Although officers were skeptical of the tropical catch, its human-like teeth marked the species as the feared 'testicle eating' pacu. 

Fish expert Henrik Carl told the Local earlier in August: "The pacu is not normally dangerous to people but it has quite a serious bite. There have been incidents in other countries, such as Papua New Guinea where some men have had their testicles bitten off.
 
For the rest of the story: http://www.sunshinecoastdaily.com.au/news/testicle-biting-fish-found-paris-could-be-way-uk/2010470/?utm_source=buffer&utm_campaign=Buffer&utm_content=bufferff2d5&utm_medium=twitter

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