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    Default Pacu, Testicle-Eating Fish Species, Caught In Lake Lou Yaeger In Illinois.

    6 days ago from Huffington Post-



    ''When biologists say the pacu fish eats nuts, they may be correct in more ways than one.

    The pacu, a toothy fish that can weigh up to 55 pounds, has been spotted in Lake Lou Yaeger in Illinois, KSDK reports.

    Responding to a report that a fisherman had reeled in a piranha on June 7, lake superintendent Jim Caldwell brought the fish to the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, where it was identified as a pacu. Some reports say another pacu was seen a couple of weeks later.

    Caldwell said he is still swimming in the lake nearly every day. Pacus primarily eat nuts, aquatic vegetation and snails, he told KDSK, and pose no real threat to humans.

    Residents of Papua New Guinea may beg to differ. There, according to British fisherman Jeremy Wade, the pacu is known as the "ball cutter." In 2011, Wade said locals informed him that two fisherman had died from blood loss after something in the water had bitten off their testicles, according to the Metro.

    "The locals told me that this thing was like a human in the water, biting at the testicles of fishermen," Wade said.

    Wade determined that the perpetrator was the pacu, which is known for having human-like teeth. The angler did note that such attacks are uncommon, the Daily Mail reports.

    Though pacus are native to the Amazon Basin, they were released into Papua New Guinea waters in the 1990s as part of an initiative to boost fisheries.

    Biologists say any pacus in the Illinois lake are most likely former aquarium pets, according to the Journal-News. Anyone caught dumping the fish in the lake could face criminal charges.''


    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/0...n_1656015.html



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    Thanks for sharing this story.

    *crosses legs*

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    Quote Originally Posted by 93JC View Post
    Thanks for sharing this story.

    *crosses legs*
    It was important news! The People uhm.. deserve to know!
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    People near Lake Lou Yeager, Illinois.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 93JC View Post
    People near Lake Lou Yeager, Illinois.
    ..For all we know they could be in others...
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    I think the real public service announcement you're trying to make is that men shouldn't go swimming in a loincloth or g-string like a Papuan tribesman.

    After reading this I know I won't anymore.

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    For all that we have done, as a civilization, as individuals, the universe is not stable, and nor is any single thing within it. Stars consume themselves, the universe itself rushes apart, and we ourselves are composed of matter in constant flux. Colonies of cells in temporary alliance, replicating and decaying and housed within, an incandescent cloud of electrical impulses. This is reality, this is self knowledge, and the perception of it will, of course, make you dizzy.

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    Heh. My icthyology professor told us about these guys. Their teeth look uncannily human.

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