Friday, September 13, 2013
Testicle eating fish on its way to the Fens..?
A fish which feasts on anglers, um, wedding tackle is on its way to our shores. Well, the Daily Mail reckons it is.
"A piranha-like fish known for biting and eating testicles may be on its way to Britain," it reports. "The pacu, known as 'The Nut Cracker and 'The Ball-Cutter', was recently discovered in the Seine river in Paris.
"Fishermen in South America have reportedly bled to death after losing their testicles to the vicious teeth of the fish."
Male swimmers in Denmark were warned not to 'go commando' when one was caught near Copenhagen last month, the Mail adds. It quotes an expert who reckons the fish are sometimes released into lakes and rivers when they grow too big for their tanks.
I can't quite see this somehow. But in this era of health and safety, dynamic risk assessments and litigation gone mad, I'm not taking any chances.
I reckon if you stuff a couple of plums down your boxers, you should be safe when wading.
++Daily Mail story *linky*.
+++French newspaper website story *linky*.
posted at 19:34