Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Piranha Caught in Wabash

A 21-year old fisherman seeking catfish pulled a 21/2-lb. piranha from the Wabash River in Louisiana this weekend. His dad, a Rhodes scholar, stuck his finger in the fish's mouth and exclaimed, "It's got teeth!"

A local scientist (not a Rhodes scholar) said he believes the South American catch to be the result of someone having thrown their pet into the river. However, he admits that at least one more piranha has been pulled from the waterway in the last 40 years. Yes, at least two piranha have been caught in the Wabash River in the last 38 years!

© C Harris Lynn, 2009

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