Monday, 12 August 2013

Men Beware! Testicle Eating Fish Pacu Recently Discovered

A testicle eating fish called 'PACU' has recently resurfaced-in Sweden.
Don't worry guys, there are not reports of the fish in Nigeria, just yet.The fish was spotted in Öresund Sound, off Sweden's south coast.
The Pacu fish is a relative of the piranha and until now had never seen in European waters.
In this case, a 21 cm specimen was reeled in and confirmed, prompting the National History Museum in neighbouring Denmark to warn its citizens.

The freshwater fish, which hails from the Amazon, can grow up to 90 cm in length and weigh up to 25 kg. It primarily feeds on nuts, aquatic vegetation and snails, but its habit of attacking male genitalia has seen it dubbed the "ball-cutter"


"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," Henrik Carl, a fish expert at the Danish museum, told reporters.

"They bite because they're hungry, and testicles sit nicely in their mouth. And its mouth is not so big, so of course it normally eats nuts, fruit, and small fish, but human testicles are just a natural target. It's not normal to get your testicles bitten off, of course, but it can happen, especially now in Sweden."

In further incidents of Pacus turning up unexpectedly, last year one was discovered in Lake Lou Yaeger in Illinois, KSDK reported.

In 2011 British fisherman Jeremy Wade travelled to Papa New Guinea to catch his own "ball-cutter" after learning one had castrated two fishermen who had subsequently bled to death.

He told The Metro: "When I reeled it in, it had this mouth which was surprisingly human-like, it is almost like they have teeth specially made for crushing."

Since, the Pacu has the new habit of turning up in new territories unexpectedly and its already been seen in Papua New Guinea, Nigerian men, beware! Lol.

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