Monday, August 12, 2013

The "Ball Cutter," Testicle Eating Attack Fish Invades Scandinavia!

I did a story on the Ball Cutter Pacu fish about two years ago that turned into one of my most popular posts.  You can read that one HERE

So why should swimmers beware? Pacu fish love crushing nuts with their powerful jaws and sometimes can mistake the male reproductive organs for their favorite snack.

Just how the exotic fish ended up in Scandinavian waters is a bit of a mystery, the museum said.

“Amateur aquarium owners and fish farmers are “the usual suspects” when we meet fish where they do not belong,” said the museum’s Peter Rask Moller.

Museum experts said they are going to perform a genetic examination on the Pacu found in the fisherman’s nets to learn more about the fish.

Meantime, the advice of the museum’s experts is this: “Anyone choosing to bathe in the Oresund these days had best keep their swimsuits well tied.”


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