Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Please keep your flesh-eating-fish to yourself

Apparently someone has been dumping their unwanted aquarium pets into our local lake, as I don't believe this particular species of piranha are indiginous to central Oklahoma.

Turns out the Pacu is a herbivore cousin to the piranha and won't feast on the limbs of any unsupecting, partially clad coed on summer break.

Might make for some interesting fish fry's in the future.

1 comment:

Red Fork Hippie Chick said...

Somebody pulled one of those out of Sahoma Lake not too long ago. They're a non-native species, but so far, there's no indication that they're aggressive, invasive, or harmful. They are, however, creepy. The creepiest thing about them is that unlike piranhas, which have scary-but-respectable, pointy little razor-sharp fishy teeth that look like they ought to be in a little fishy mouth, these weird little vegetarian piranha wannabes have weird little vegetarian teeth perfectly suited for grinding plant material ... teeth that look EXACTLY LIKE HUMAN TEETH.