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Pacu, Testicle-Eating Fish Species, Caught In Lake Lou Yaeger In Illinois: Do Dangerous Fish Stories Make You Uncomfortable?

deBrice 2012/07/09 19:35:39
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It started almost 30 years ago, in 1975, with "Jaws." This movie had me wonder so many times if swimming in the ocean was a good idea after all. Well, here's another story -- except this one is true! A fish that eats testicles has been discovered in a lake in Illinois -- and has already bitten off the testicles of two fishermen!

HUFFINGTONPOST.COM reports:
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.
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  • Daryl 2012/07/09 19:47:59 (edited)
    No, I'll swim almost anywhere.
    Daryl
    +17
    Joke's on the fish.

    My testicles are made of titanium.

    kick in the balls

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  • Azrael-In GOD we trust 2012/11/09 04:00:15
    Yes, I'll only swim in a pool.
    Azrael-In GOD we trust
    I stay away from fish big enough to eat a person.
  • Not My Real Name 2012/09/23 19:16:06
    No, I'll swim almost anywhere.
    Not My Real Name
    +1
    What's life without a little risk?
  • Robin 2012/09/06 12:11:41
    I don't swim.
    Robin
    .....and along with I don't swim, I also don't have testicles.
  • Woof Robin 2012/10/19 03:43:53
    Woof
    Ok, Well if you find yourself with a pair you'll know who to give them to.
  • Thawk Woof 2014/02/27 02:08:22
    Thawk
    +3
    ... Or you know, you can give them to me because mine were attacked viscously with a spoon... Don't ask...
  • Woof Thawk 2014/03/01 07:06:59
    Woof
    LOL it give new meaning to fish nuggets!
  • rcardon 2012/08/01 21:52:23
    No, I'll swim almost anywhere.
    rcardon
    First, if you're swimming or fishing w/o your pants on, something's gonna pay attention, and probably not good attention. If you're gonna be swimming, have some trunks on. If you're fishing far enough off that rolling your pants of doesn't cut it, wear waders.
  • Tallulah 2012/07/21 01:15:41
    No, I'll swim almost anywhere.
    Tallulah
    O_O
  • RS 2012/07/18 02:35:53
    Yes, I'll only swim in a pool.
    RS
    ok.
  • LibertyCaroline 2012/07/12 17:16:21
    No, I'll swim almost anywhere.
    LibertyCaroline
    So glad I don't have testicles.
  • Erok 2012/07/12 06:52:37
    No, I'll swim almost anywhere.
    Erok
    Just don't go swimming commando and keep your goodies away from these fish !!!!
  • ☠ Tħε ☣ Øиe ☠ 2012/07/11 22:27:16
    Yes, I'll only swim in a pool.
    ☠ Tħε ☣ Øиe ☠
    +1
    beaches make me nervous cause of all the people. but that fish has teeth almost like a person does, thats what makes it more creepy to me
  • Alex 2012/07/11 21:54:48
    No, I'll swim almost anywhere.
    Alex
  • BoomLover 2012/07/11 21:54:17
    No, I'll swim almost anywhere.
    BoomLover
    Amazing how lifelike you can make things look with Photoshop....
  • Sue BoomLover 2012/07/12 02:09:08
    Sue
    Actually it is real. I live in Houston and they just found a bunch of those fish in the bayou here. They can get really big.
  • Ms Missy 2012/07/11 21:43:20
    Yes, I'll only swim in a pool.
    Ms Missy
    when i was really little (i mean like 4) i saw Jaws for the first time...i was afraid to even take a bath alone until i was 6. now i realize any shark small enough to fit in my tub wouldn't do a whole lot of damage, but when your 4 its a different world.
    but seriously with all the pollution and crap floating in the ocean, the lakes, the rivers? ill stick to my nice clean pool thanx.
  • Ambienc... Ms Missy 2012/08/29 04:35:24
    Ambience Cain
    +1
    I so 100% agree with you. Even if I am a female, I don't need to be swimming in the ocean, with things like that swimming around. Thumbs up for the clean pool! (Ocean's dirty anyway. I know there's all sorts of chewed up prey, and fish pee in there... O_O.) Say YaY to the pool!
  • prayer warrior 2012/07/11 21:42:40
    I don't swim.
    prayer warrior
    These fish perform vasectomies
     vasectomy
  • TasselLady 2012/07/11 20:29:07
    No, I'll swim almost anywhere.
    TasselLady
    I'm more worried about dangerous people stories. THEY scare me more than any fish on earth!!!! But I guess I'll be ok. I dont' have any testicles, so that fish will probably pass me up for better eating!!! Ha Ha!!! But I feel badly for any man who had something like this happen. That's horrible if it's true.
  • JERSEYDUDE 2012/07/11 20:18:02
    No, I'll swim almost anywhere.
    JERSEYDUDE
    the ocean freaks me out a bit and water i cant see through
  • Riobhca 2012/07/11 19:01:23
    No, I'll swim almost anywhere.
    Riobhca
  • Captain Kirk~POTL 2012/07/11 18:02:15
    No, I'll swim almost anywhere.
    Captain Kirk~POTL
    Not really!!
  • cinbadl 2012/07/11 17:10:51
  • Bill G5... cinbadl 2012/07/12 12:28:38
    Bill G53  ~PWCM~JLA
    +1
    River Monsters! I agree...
  • Bill G53 ~PWCM~JLA 2012/07/11 15:49:34
    No, I'll swim almost anywhere.
    Bill G53  ~PWCM~JLA
    +5
    That fish kind of looks like Barney Frank, doesn't it?
  • Captain... Bill G5... 2012/07/11 18:04:28
    Captain Kirk~POTL
    +3
    LMAO I see the resemblance!! That`s a sad thing for barney`s boyfriend!!
  • Jim 2012/07/11 14:50:00 (edited)
    Yes, I'll only swim in a pool.
    Jim
    +4
    It makes me uncomfortable not because the fish is dangerous (because it’s not) but because many people with exotic pets are really too stupid to have that kind of responsibility. The person who released this invasive species in a habitat that it obviously doesn't belong in should be fined and prosecuted. He or she should also be barred from owning any further exotic animals.
  • realist 2012/07/11 14:29:38
    No, I'll swim almost anywhere.
    realist
    +3
    Totally dubious about this...were the fisherman not wearing pants? Were they dangling their nuts as bait?

    I dunno, I just don't see how this is even possible if they were wearing fishing attire.
  • tobe 2012/07/11 14:23:12
    No, I'll swim almost anywhere.
    tobe
    +2
    man those look like human teeth...lol really f*cked up human teeth but still. ouch
  • ALofRI 2012/07/11 13:44:09
    No, I'll swim almost anywhere.
    ALofRI
    +2
    That doesn't mean a testicle eating fish doesn't make me nrevous, I'll just wear a cast iron jock strap!
  • john.keenan.792 2012/07/11 12:11:47
    No, I'll swim almost anywhere.
    john.keenan.792
    +2
    hey flkes no need to get testy lol
  • Ichiban Otousan 2012/07/11 10:44:37
    Yes, I'll only swim in a pool.
    Ichiban Otousan
    +1
    however this looks like a job for Snopes.com!
  • Shadow 2012/07/11 09:00:45
    Yes, I'll only swim in a pool.
    Shadow
    +2
    Oops,I meant to click "No,I'll swim almost everywhere" ....darn Sodahead....

    Anyways,I will swim almost anywhere,except for the ocean. I hate swimming in the ocean. But that fish sure is frickin ugly!
  • doc moto 2012/07/11 07:15:41
    No, I'll swim almost anywhere.
    doc moto
    +1
    Remember to use hooks in your shorts if you are a gentle type of fellow, you might catch one without trying too hard! http://www.wnd.com/2012/07/im...
  • Prophet 2012/07/11 06:34:36
    No, I'll swim almost anywhere.
    Prophet
    +2
    Who photo shoped human heath into this beasts mouth?
  • Theresa Prophet 2012/07/11 22:33:38
    Theresa
    I have seen this fish in the Amazon and those are its teeth.
  • Prophet Theresa 2012/07/12 02:59:44
    Prophet
    No kidding. Thats unbelievable. The teeth are not that of a carnivore. It would take some time for them to dislodge any testicles. Just bang the thing in the head.
  • Bobslink2u Prophet 2012/09/29 05:27:10
    Bobslink2u
    Apparently, this fishes diet is primarily vegetation and NUTS! that fall into the streams and the teeth are for chomping & cracking them. I highly suspect tales that fishermen losing their testicles are exaggerations,
  • carlton999 2012/07/11 05:19:12
    No, I'll swim almost anywhere.
    carlton999
    +1
    Looks like the Nut eating Piranha to me. they are pretty harmless and do not attack people.
  • ~HopelessRomanticM17~ 2012/07/11 04:05:52
    Yes, I'll only swim in a pool.
    ~HopelessRomanticM17~
    +1
    I don't swim in lakes....ever! There are so many little species in there that can only be seen under a microscope, and after you've seen them....you really don't have any desire to swim in a lake ever again!

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