#WeirdNews: Testicle-eating fish heads for UK

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Fly fishing for trout, kick boating for stillwater trout, Drakensberg, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa (via Nigel Dennis/Africa Imagery/africanpictures.net)

Fly fishing for trout, kick boating for stillwater trout, Drakensberg, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa (via Nigel Dennis/Africa Imagery/africanpictures.net)

A testicle-eating fish is heading for the British waters.

The Pacu – also dubbed ‘The Nut Cracker’ and ‘The Ball-Cutter’ – is normally found in South America, but has recently been spotted in parts of the USA, Denmark and Paris and now looks set to make its way to the UK in time for summer.

And it looks like men cooling off in the water when the temperature heats up over the next coming months could be at risk of getting their private parts ripped off as the chunky fish boasts a sharp “human-like” set of gnashers.

However, unlike the Piranha, which strip the flesh off anything it grabs, the Pacu is likely to cause a even-more bloody scene as it is known for cracking seeds and nuts that drop off overhead trees into the water with their powerful jaws.

Local fish expert Henrik Carl is quoted by The Independent newspaper as saying: “The Pacu 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.”

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