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Fish Known For Gobbling Man Parts Caught in the Seine in Paris


A pacu, a South American fish known for its propensity to bite off male testicles, has been caught in the river Seine in Paris, The Local reports:

Friday’s discovery, reported in the Paris police’s weekly newsletter on Tuesday, might cause concern for Parisian men, especially after a piranha was fished out of the Canal Saint Martin in the capital, last summer.

After a 21 cm pacu was found lurking off the coast of Sweden last month, Danish fish expert Henrik Carl warned our colleagues at The Local Sweden about the species’ tendency toward testicles.

"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,” he said.

"They bite because they're hungry, and testicles sit nicely in their mouth," he explained.

Be forewarned.

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  1. "... and testicles fit nicely in their mouth."..... Naw.... too easy!

    Posted by: throwslikeagirl | Sep 4, 2013 2:09:06 PM

  2. I hate reading something that literally makes me cross my legs and cringe while reading it. *shudder*

    Posted by: MickyFlip | Sep 4, 2013 2:15:04 PM

  3. That's is what I call Teabagging

    Posted by: Rhonda | Sep 4, 2013 2:15:29 PM

  4. "male testicles" as opposed to female testicles?

    Posted by: Jonty Coppersmith | Sep 4, 2013 2:18:17 PM

  5. Thankfully, I'm allergic to fish. ;-)

    Posted by: Nat | Sep 4, 2013 2:19:24 PM

  6. I don't have much occasion to have my testicles hanging out when around fish, so this isn't a big concern for me.

    Posted by: Paul R | Sep 4, 2013 2:25:34 PM

  7. These fish are actually herbivores. Their teeth are used for cracking nuts and fruit that hang down into the water. The story about them attacking man parts is a joke. The fish expert admitted as much. I'm more terrified of the brain-eating amoebae.

    Posted by: Joe | Sep 4, 2013 2:32:30 PM

  8. They're omnivores. But it seems they don't eat testicles. Their loss.

    Posted by: Macguffin54 | Sep 4, 2013 3:05:19 PM

  9. If you want to hear about a fish that'll REALLY make you cross your legs in fear, look up the Candiru. You definitely don't want to find a Candiru swimming in your pool.

    Posted by: bobbyjoe | Sep 4, 2013 3:07:49 PM

  10. This species must be hunted down to extinction!

    (I'm kidding. Well, a little bit. **cringe**)

    Posted by: Ryan | Sep 4, 2013 3:39:56 PM

  11. Low-cost, aqua-sex change operations in Paris!

    Quick, get that Manning guy over there around lunch time.

    Yes, I just said that.

    Posted by: johnny | Sep 4, 2013 3:40:38 PM

  12. sounds like a girl i once dated!

    Posted by: Ted | Sep 4, 2013 3:52:05 PM

  13. Bears an eerie resemblance to Calvin Klein.

    Posted by: Jack M | Sep 4, 2013 3:56:55 PM

  14. I promise I won't bite if i got testicles sitting nicely in my mouth. On my mother's grave!!

    Posted by: bambinoitaliano | Sep 4, 2013 4:08:15 PM

  15. Anyone dumb enough to swim in the Seine (disgusting!!) has bigger worries.

    Posted by: Mtroyalguy | Sep 4, 2013 4:29:14 PM

  16. I suppose pre-op male-to-females have female testicles?

    Posted by: Drew | Sep 4, 2013 4:58:18 PM

  17. The whole thing has been proven a hoax, long ago.

    Posted by: Brian | Sep 4, 2013 5:37:02 PM

  18. "Anyone dumb enough to swim in the Seine (disgusting!!) has bigger worries."

    Exactly. Overflow sewage is still dumped into it.

    Posted by: EchtKultig | Sep 5, 2013 1:29:40 AM

  19. Interesting vagina dentata reference. Yikes.

    Posted by: Just_a_guy | Sep 5, 2013 7:28:21 AM

  20. Can this fish live in Hollywood Hills swimming pools?

    Posted by: GB | Sep 5, 2013 7:40:11 PM

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