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


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#1 мцт вяздк чф

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 08:09 AM

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watch out for the "BALL CUTTER"


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.


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Posted 10 July 2012 - 08:31 AM

Stupid people releasing tropical fish in a lake. Obviously they don't belong there and hopefully they won't wreck the Eco-system in the lake.
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Posted 10 July 2012 - 09:15 AM

Oh balls, this is a testy situation.

totally agree although i wouldnt have minded jvr in a 3 way.


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Posted 10 July 2012 - 09:16 AM

That's nuts!







Too easy?

Edited by D-Money, 10 July 2012 - 09:18 AM.

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 09:30 AM

Jeremy Wade is an idiot.
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Posted 10 July 2012 - 10:43 AM

This sounds like that movie Piranha 3D.

Edited by Canucksbiggestfan, 10 July 2012 - 10:44 AM.

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 10:56 AM

People twist stories so much...

Pacu's are vegetarians and eat nuts that fall from trees into the water, so unless the guy was sticking his sack in the water, the pacu probably didn't attack the human.

This species will not harm other species in the lake... In fact it'll probably die during the fall.
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Posted 10 July 2012 - 02:33 PM

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 02:38 PM

Fisherman were probably just getting a little frisky with a mermaid and things got out of flipper...

Edited by Hobble, 10 July 2012 - 02:38 PM.


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Posted 10 July 2012 - 03:09 PM

They are big fish, there's one in a pet store near us. Everytime I go there I swear he recognizes me as he comes over to me and moves his mouth up and down as if he's talking. Sometimes I make up words for him.
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Posted 10 July 2012 - 03:30 PM

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Posted 11 July 2012 - 01:42 AM

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For those who have 2 sets of equipment.. but only want to protect 1. lol
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Posted 11 July 2012 - 12:18 PM

So if you think Pacu fish might be around you maybe shouldnt go out wading in the water nude?

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Posted 11 July 2012 - 01:55 PM

That species is in a sack of trouble

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Posted 11 July 2012 - 05:23 PM

That species is in a sack of trouble


Just wait until they dangle some bait attached to their poles...

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