Swimming in the famous lake of Illinois temporarily banned because of the unusual discovery. In Lou Yeager found a new occupant, the predator with sophisticated preferences in the hunt - Pacu fish. Earlier it was reported that this is the exotic fish, attacked two fishermen in Papua New Guinea, depriving them of the genitals, resulting in both died from loss of blood.
Initially, the fish was taken as a piranha, but after she was caught by one of the guests, representatives of the Illinois Department of Natural Resources confirmed that this Pacu Fish.
And although the fish belongs to the same family as the piranha, which is known for its sharp teeth, Paku characterized by the presence of broad strong teeth similar to those of men.
Pak, who now lives in Lake Lou Yeager, most likely, was put there illegally, but local authorities are keen to dispel the fears of tourists.
"There is nothing wrong with that lives in the lake fish with teeth," - said the head of the lake Keduell Jim (Jim Cadwell). "The main food of these fish are nuts, leaves, aquatic plants, snails. If their food supplies are limited, they begin to eat more small fish."
In the past year, one intrepid British angler reported on his trip to Papua New Guinea, which he made with the purpose of hunting "river monster" that attacks the local fishermen, biting off their testicles. Pacu, which is characterized by the presence of the molar teeth that resemble human, bites off testicles unsuspecting fishermen, leaving them to bleed to death.
"I have heard the story of two fishermen from Papua New Guinea, which, being in the water, were castrated inexplicably" - said 53-year-old Jeremy Wade (Jeremy Wade) in the British television show "River Monster."
"The bleeding was so severe that both the fisherman died. Locals told that the bite was like a human. They could not understand what it was."
"Everything was so intriguing that we snares and look forward to meeting with the monster. This was a monster fish, the teeth of which were remarkably similar to human teeth."
Like a piranha, Pacu, native to the Amazon (Brazil), was introduced to Papua New Guinea to increase fish stocks.
Original: Dailymail. co.uk Translation: M. Potter