"Although it's native to the Amazon, a testicle-eating fish species called "Pacu" has been turning up in places including Denmark, France and Illinois.
Now, a large Pacu has been found in northern New Jersey, just more than 10 miles outside New York City.
Retired bus driver Tom Boylan hooked a 10-inch-long Pacu on Saturday at Third Ward Veteran's Memorial Park in Passaic, N.J., according to The Bergen Record, which posted a photo of the fish.
Pacu have wide teeth shaped like molars and strong jaw muscles that allow them to crack open tree nuts and other tough aquatic foods. Somewhat terrifyingly, however, the fish have been known to mistake human testicles for tree nuts. Two men in New Guinea reportedly died from blood loss after a Pacu chomped on theirs.
The exotic fish, which migrate upstream in order to spawn, can weigh up to 55 pounds and grow up to 3 or 4 feet in length.
“Most likely, someone had [the 10-inch Pacu] in their fish tank and it grew too big, so they dumped it,” Pat Egan, manager at Absolutely Fish, told The Bergen Record after the store identified the fish. “We call them ‘tank busters.’ We don’t even sell them because they grow so big."
While the news of a Pacu in Passaic County is likely to scare some local residents, the good news is that the fish reportedly can't survive cold temperatures, so swimmers should be safe by spring.
Still, it might be wise to keep your swimsuit on."
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Sep 26, 2013, 07:52 PM #1
Jersey Boyz....Good Luck w This Fish Tale
Sep 26, 2013, 07:54 PM #2
they are a cousin of the piranna.
it was on River Monsters
Sep 26, 2013, 08:03 PM #3
Don't forget your steel cup
Sep 26, 2013, 08:12 PM #4
Not only do you have to watch out for rollercoasters, kooks, and turds in the line up, now you have to watch for testicle biters! You Jerzy Boyz sure are getting the shaft this year!
Sep 26, 2013, 08:13 PM #5Senior Member
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Do you have enough balls to paddle out knowing that thing is swimming out there?
Sep 26, 2013, 11:51 PM #6
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- Turtle Island
That fu*king sucks.
Sep 26, 2013, 11:54 PM #7Senior Member
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Oohh great.... damn thing is probably gonna migrate down here to Fla this winter! Seems like all the ball-busters end up down here!
Other than them eating balls, do they taste good?
no one has to worry in jersey.... no ones got any balls in dirty jerzy... just steroids and hair gel.
Sep 27, 2013, 01:27 AM #10
Shredmachine got big enough balls to feed em.