09 September 2013

Pacu fish - now in France too?

First the "ball-cutter" fish was discovered in US: Iowa and Illinois. Then the Sweden's turn came.

And now Pacu is seen to be making home in that Moveable Feast of the city, Paris.

The French capital is reeling from the news that a Parisian fisherman found the testicle-munching fish with eerily human teeth at the end of his line late last week. River police soon confirmed it was none other than the pacu, a cousin of the piranha.
Since pacu seems to be getting everywhere, the scientists have decided to become more explicit in their warnings:
The pace 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.
And them eggheads certainly have a way with words:
"They bite because they're hungry, and testicles sit nicely in their mouth," he explained. "And its mouth is not so big, so of course it normally eats nuts, fruit, and small fish, but human testicles are just a natural target," he added.
Well, dunno about you, but I am done with lakes and rivers. Jacuzzi and bath are out too, and I would check the shower stall carefully before entering, if I where you.

And, in related political news: the fate of the French socialist president is at stake, because of a particularly inane facial expression:

They call it a smile, to me it looks like a rictus, caused by something extremely painful. Could it possibly be because one of them pacu fishes got him under the table?

You tell me.