Male skinny-dippers in Scandinavia are being warned about a fish that will feast on your testicles. The Pacu fish is not a man-hater, but instead misidentifies testicles for their favorite snack. I don’t know if I want to know what their favorite snack is because this story is weird enough. The Museum’s experts warn, “Anyone choosing to bathe in the Oresund these days had best keep their swimsuits well tied.”
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.
The Pacu, native to South America, was found by a fisherman in the Danish/Swedish strait of Oresund, according to experts at the Natural History Museum of Denmark.
Though the fish has big teeth and looks menacing, it is generally known as a friendly cousin of the piranha. The Pacu’s large teeth aren’t as sharp as the piranha’s but are “fully capable” of severing fishing lines and fingers, the museum’s experts said. Oh yeah, and the Pacu is vegetarian, unlike it’s meat-eating cousin.
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.
I’m so thankful that I have a motorcycle vagina. Vroom!
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