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Piranhas invade Poland's Vistula river


The Amazon's fearsome Piranha predatory fish known for sharp teeth
and a voracious appetite for flesh have invaded Poland's Vistula
river, according to a Thursday newspaper report.

Several of the dangerous fish have been caught in the Vistula near
the southern Polish city of Krakow and fishermen as well as
biologists are worried their numbers may grow if they can adapt to
the Vistula's cool waters.

'Several Piranha have been fished out of the Vistula,' Jacek Labus,
an official with the Polish Fly Fisherman's Union, told the Gazeta
Krakowska daily.

Labus believes the fish native to Brazil's Amazon river were pets
released into the wild and is urging fishermen who catch them not to
throw them back into the Vistula.

'Yes, I caught a Piranha,' says Stefan Okruch of Krakow. 'I heard
they are tasty, but mine was small and there wouldn't have been much
to fry.'

Living in packs, Piranhas are native to South American fresh-water
rivers and are known to attack and devour large mammals with their
sharp teeth and powerful jaws.

Re: Piranhas invade Poland's Vistula river

I don't think they will last long. Aren't they tropical fish?

Re: Piranhas invade Poland's Vistula river

I would think that Poland's cold winters will kill them off by December.

Re: Piranhas invade Poland's Vistula river

A pros pos nothing, Piranha was the name that Eva Peron was called behind her back. Apparently, something to do with a proclivity and talent with men; just saying.